Pro-Life group loses court case

Waterloo Region Record - - CANADA -

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.

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