Pro-Life group loses court case
EDMONTON — A campus group that staged an anti-abortion protest at the University of Alberta that sparked a noisy counterdemonstration by other students and faculty has lost a court challenge over how the school handled the event.
UAlberta Pro-Life was seeking a judicial review of the university’s decision not to investigate the group’s complaint that counterdemonstrators should have been disciplined for blocking its displays in 2015 that included pictures of dismembered fetuses.
The group also wanted a review of the university’s decision that the group would have to pay $17,500 to cover security costs for a similar protest it wanted to hold in 2016. Justice Bonnie Bokenfohr of Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed both applications. She ruled that UAlberta Pro-Life was treated fairly and the university was within its right to require the club to pay for security.