Thursday, May 10, 2012

Well, Halelujah!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!!

At last, a Charter ruling that I can agree with!

U of C violated students' Charter rights

"The highest court in Alberta has ruled the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does apply when universities discipline their students.

Wednesday's ruling in the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision stating the University of Calgary violated the rights of twin brothers by disciplining them for criticizing a professor on Facebook.

The university put one of the brothers on probation for the 2007 incident, and asked both of them to apologize.

Steven and Keith Pridgen took the matter to court, saying they had a right to free speech, and the judge sided with them.

The university appealed that decision and the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the lower court ruling.

The university said in a statement it was reviewing the decision."
It's high time some pushback of university professors took place.

More here:

"Finding that Charter rights remained valid on university campuses, the case could restrict the ability of university administrators to control speech in everything from anti-abortion exhibits to political correctness codes. “If this goes to the Supreme Court of Canada and it upholds the Alberta court of appeals decision, then it’s good news for campus free speech,” said John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms."

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