University of Calgary denies legal counsel to accused accused students

This week, the fascist administrators of the University of Calgary decided to hold kangaroo court hearings behind closed doors.


The University of Calgary is proceeding with individual non-academic misconduct hearings, which include the possibility of expulsion, for eight members of the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) student group regarding a pro-life display held earlier this month.

The University administration notified students that “legal representatives are not suitable Advisors and are not welcome” at the individual, closed-door hearings, scheduled for April 28th and April 30th.

“This feels like a show trial where they’ve already convicted us unjustly and now want to punish us unjustly,” said Alanna Campbell, CPL President.

Earlier this month, after having set up a pro-life display on campus for the ninth time since 2006, members of the group were notified that they were being charged with a ‘Major Violation’ under Section 4.10 of the University of Calgary’s Non-Academic Misconduct Policy for “failure to comply with a Campus Security officer or University official in legitimate pursuit of his/her duties.” In 2006 and 2007, during the first four displays of the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on campus, the University defended the students’ right to expression under the Charter, but in 2008 the University reversed its policy without explanation.

Two hearings will be held on April 28th, at 1:00pm and 1:30pm. The remaining six are scheduled throughout the day on Friday, April 30th, with the first at 9:30am.

“We’ve never received an explanation for why the University reversed their position, nor have we received any explanation as to what a security official’s legitimate duties actually include,” stated Vice-President (Internal) Peter Csillag.

The University of Calgary receives a massive amount of funding from taxpayers. The working parents of those pro-life students are funding the very institution that is intimidating their children.

Here is an excellent post about pro-lifers’ use of visual aids from Neil Simpson’s latest round-up.

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3 thoughts on “University of Calgary denies legal counsel to accused accused students”

  1. This is so disheartening to hear this happening here at U of C. Ottawa, I can see, as Ontario is so liberal. But Alberta isn’t. I heard this news on my way home from work tonight, and one comment was that policy reversal or not, the CPL is the only group that is being singled out.

    I think the “free choice” people may partially be reacting to our Prime Minister’s recent G8 refusal to fund overseas health care that might include abortion. I just pray the next election (bring it on soon!) will see a majority vote for the conservatives. PM Stephen Harper is so criticized by the lefties, he’s a man who continually stands on Christian moral principles. But with a minority government his MP’s are gagged. So there’re many issues that not much can currently be done about.

    This parliament seriously needs an overhaul with Harper as leader!


  2. I may start calling the U of C. I may start calling them every day to bother them about this fascism.


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