Charter defends free speech rights, says lawyer
By Rebecca Richmond, Executive Director
Today in the Calgary Herald, a column appears concerning Pridgen v. University of the Calgary and its implications. Written by John Carpay, lawyer for the Campus Pro-Life group at the University of Calgary, the column clearly articulates what this ruling means for pro-life university students.
“This decision bodes well for pro-life students at the U of C and at Carleton University, who have courageously resisted the university’s censorship of their politically incorrect speech.
This court ruling makes it clear that when a university tries to use its legitimate disciplinary proceedings for an illegitimate purpose such as censorship, the Charter protects the students’ right to free speech.”