Carleton seeks dismissal of student lawsuit

July 18, 2011

Carleton University has asked a judge to reject a lawsuit by 2 members of a campus pro-life group alleging they were discriminated against when the institution blocked their attempts to set up a graphic display. The group tried to set up the display in Carleton's Tory Quad after the school had offered them space in an alternative location outside Porter Hall. Lawyers for Carleton have asked the judge to dismiss the claim, arguing it discloses no reasonable cause of action and is "scandalous, frivolous, vexatious or otherwise an abuse of the process of the court." Carleton also argues the claims of wrongful arrest should be struck as it was Ottawa police who arrested the students. Ottawa Citizen