The Canadian Constitution Foundation announces a win for the good guys:
The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) today announced that the Alberta Crown Prosecutors’ Office has decided to stay the trespassing charges which the University of Calgary had pressed against its own students.
The Alberta Provincial Court trial had been scheduled to take place on November 4, 2009.
Earlier this year, the University of Calgary charged its own students with trespassing when the students refused to comply with a University demand that they set up their Genocide Awareness Project signs in a circle facing inwards, such that no passersby could see the signs.
“The Crown’s decision is good news for free speech,” stated John Carpay, one of the lawyers representing the students, and Executive Director of the CCF.
“The Canadian Constitution Foundation takes no position on abortion, but we defend free speech for all Canadians, especially on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university,” added Carpay.
Check out the videos from the Foundation’s recent conference on “Race, Religion, Equality and Freedom”.
Here’s the keynote address by George Jonas, an “old fashioned liberal” and the man Mark Steyn has called Canada’s greatest public intellectual. (His address is actually being read by the head of the Foundation).
Long but VERY MUCH worth your time: