Carleton pro-life club sues university over arrests, trespassing charges

February 24, 2011

Members of a campus pro-life group, who were arrested at Carleton University last fall for displaying graphic signs, have filed a lawsuit against the institution, claiming administration broke its own codes of conduct regarding human rights and academic freedom, as well as violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The university says it went out of its way to balance Carleton Lifeline's right to protest and the rights of students not to be subjected to graphic images. Carleton says it will defend itself vigorously against the claim. The students are seeking compensation for breach of Carleton's fiduciary duty, general damages for wrongful arrests, damage to reputation, as well as punitive damages. National Post | Ottawa Citizen