Pro-life club takes legal action against uAlberta

April 29, 2016

A pro-life club has pursued legal action against the University of Alberta for attempting to charge the club over $17 K to hold an event on its campus. UAlberta Pro-Life has asked the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton to determine whether it was legal for the university to charge the fee, which uAlberta reportedly justified as a routine requirement based on the security risk connected to the event. The club believes that the fee infringes on its freedom of expression. It is also currently seeking acknowledgement of wrongdoing on uAlberta’s part for allegedly failing to discipline protesters who tore down the group’s signs and obstructed its displays at a 2015 on-campus demonstration. Edmonton Journal