Freedom of Speech at University: Challenged in Court

02 Feb 2012 Freedom of Speech at University: Challenged in Court

Can a university infringe on freedom of expression? Some courts have said that the Charter does not apply to universities. One court in Alberta said it did. But that is being appealed.

Calgary Herald, Jan. 25, 2012: A Crown appeal of a judicial stay for a trespassing charge against an Edmonton man for distributing anti-gay pamphlets at the University of Calgary nearly four years ago is set to be heard March 30 in Court of Queen’s Bench.

The appeal, filed by prosecutor Eli-ana Close, followed the Nov. 15 ruling by provincial court Judge John Bascom that found William Whatcott’s charter right to freedom of expression was infringed. Read more

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