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U of T Mississauga campus pro-life club to sue student union

A pro-life club at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus is taking the student union to court for refusing to renew the group’s club status for the 2015-2016 school year. The court action against the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) was filed in the Superior Court on behalf of Students for Life by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on Jan. 15. The action seeks to force UTMSU to revoke its decision and recognize the club. Although Students for Life ... (Continue reading)

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Activists threaten lawsuit to bring abortion to Prince Edward Island

Activists threaten lawsuit to bring  abortion to Prince Edward Island

CLCY's Alissa Golob (left) and Sarah MacDonald (right) with PEI MLA James Aylward. On Jan. 5, Abortion Access Now PEI issued a press release announcing it was suing the Prince Edward Island government to force it to provide taxpayer-funded abortions on the island. Last summer, newly elected Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan liberalized the province’s abortion regulations, making it simpler ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta pro-life students demand protection from mob censorship

Alberta pro-life students demand protection from mob censorship

"The University of Alberta is condoning the complete suppression of our free expression rights on campus," stated Amberlee Nicol, a second-year education student and president of Go Life. The University of Alberta “Go-Life” Club and John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional ... (Continue reading)

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No2Trudeau campaign deemed a success

No2Trudeau campaign deemed a success

Alissa Golob On March 13 Jonathon Van Maren, of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, and Alissa Golob, of Campaign Life Coalition, went on a cross-country speaking tour to promote their No2Trudeau campaign. The tour was designed to activate local pro-lifers to get involved in the distribution of one million postcards in 20 ridings across Canada which targeted Justin Trudeau and his extreme pro-abortion position that do not even ... (Continue reading)

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No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

The No2Trudeau campaign to hand-deliver one million graphic postcards in key federal ridings before the coming general election is going ahead on-schedule despite a ruling by the Advertising Standards Council of Canada that “they offend the standards of public decency.”An Ontario resident complained to the ad council after postcards were dropped in their mailboxes bearing images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and a bloodied aborted unborn child, along with text explaining Trudeau’s ban on pro-lifers running for his party and ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Carter Grant, Nicole Bryck and Teresa Mervar of Students for Life Ryerson. A group of pro-life students from Ryerson University are planning to sue their student union for the right to have a pro-life club. Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) were denied club status in an email sent by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Campus Groups Administrator on ... (Continue reading)

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Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

NCLN's Rebecca Richmond welcomed Ontario Civil Liberties Association paper on free speech being denied to pro-lifers. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) released a position paper commenting on “the evident statutory and institutional bias that exists in Ontario against the free-expression rights of pro-life campaigners.” Violations of these rights include “university-campus suppressions of student pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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#No2Trudeau campaign a success

#No2Trudeau campaign a success

Alissa Golob (left) and Jonathon Van Maren (right) address the attendees of the Toronto launch of the #No2Trudeau campaign April 10. A pro-life cross-country tour highlighting the extreme pro-abortion position of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is being labelled a success by organizers Alissa Golob and Jonathon Van Maren. Golob of Campaign ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life youth storm the United Nations while Canada stays on message

Pro-life youth storm the United Nations while Canada stays on message

Campaign Life Coalition's team with the Director of Culture of Life Africa. From left to right: Natasha Milavec, Matthew Wojciechowski, Obianuju Ekeocha, Conchita D'Souza, Shatel Jose, and Carter Grant. From March 9-20, thousands of people representing more than 1100 non-government ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life club takes University of Victoria to the B.C. Supreme Court

Pro-life club takes University of Victoria to the B.C. Supreme Court

Members of the Youth Protecting Youth pro-life club at the University of Victoria. Does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply to Canada’s university students, even if they are pro-life? That was the question before the British Columbia Supreme Court in mid-October, as it heard a petition from the pro-life Youth Protecting Youth club and the B.C. Civil ... (Continue reading)

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Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its annual report on the state of free speech in Canada’s universities, and it doesn’t bode well for the liberty of students on campus. The 2014 Campus Freedom Index gives four grades in total to each of Canada’s 52 publicly funded universities. The administration and student union at each institution receive two grades based on how much their official policy and actual ... (Continue reading)

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University of Calgary allows students to appeal misconduct charges

The University of Calgary has allowed seven students to appeal charges of non-academic misconduct, filed four years ago after they set up a pro-life display on campus. According to a press release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the decision was made by the Student Discipline Appeal Committee of the Board of Governors on June 17. It “is a response to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judgment in Wilson v. University of Calgary (rendered on April 1, 2014).” The University of Calgary ... (Continue reading)

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Homeschooled pro-life activists

Homeschooled pro-life activists

Lexi Jezierski, a homeschooled high school student, is active in pro-life and wants others to be, too. The homeschooled generation that many in society has labeled unprepared to face the world, anti-social, shy, and awkward, are rising up to battle the greatest injustice our country has ever faced. Well-spoken, passionate, confident, and ready to ... (Continue reading)

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How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

In 2012, the Social Justice Council at St. Theresa of Lisieux High School in Richmond Hill, Ont., hosted a pro-life symposium for students at their school. Every tragedy has its bystanders; those who believe what is happening is wrong, but don’t try to defend the ... (Continue reading)

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Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Letters4Life activist still encouraged, busy a year after campaign

Aleandra Jezierski (second left) organized the Letters4Life campaign Youth make up a significant portion of Canada’s pro-life movement. An entire generation can now call themselves survivors of a form of genocide, since the infamous R. v. Morgentaler decision was made 25 years ago this past January. There are probably many more who would like to get involved, but feel their age will prevent ... (Continue reading)

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