August 04, 2016

Brandon U pro-life group sues student union to regain club status

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Several Brandon University students in Manitoba are suing their school’s student union after having their pro-life club’s status revoked late last year.

The lawsuit, filed last week in a Manitoba court, is simply looking for the school to let the students have their club, which they’ve used to advance their position on timely issues such as abortion and assisted suicide, and facilitate broader community discussions on the topics.

According to a sworn affidavit, the club’s president, Catherine Dubois, was told a pro-life group made other students feel “uncomfortable” and “intimidated”, as though students have a right to freedom from discomfort.

Further to that, the student union allegedly said the pro-life group was unnecessary because the LGBTQ Collective and Women’s Collective already discuss abortion and suicide.

As Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms president John Carpay told me on my radio show this week, that would be the same as saying that no Liberal or Conservative clubs should be allowed because there is already a campus NDP club that discusses politics.

The Brandon University example is the tip of the iceberg, however.

In Canada, pro-life clubs at Ryerson University, University of Alberta, York University, Ontario Institute of Technology, and dozens more have been hit with status revocations, “security fees” and other stipulations that are tantamount to censorship by a publicly funded university.

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2016-08-04 23:20:30 -0400
In the future the same idiots who supported silencing others will be silenced by some other and they will be looking around wondering why it was allowed to happen.
commented 2016-08-04 19:47:18 -0400
It is a fact, most of the left/socialists/SJWs openly practice intolerance and bigotry while screaming that conservatives are intolerant and bigoted.

And you know something? I truly believe that they do not even know they are the quintessential hypocrites.
commented 2016-08-04 18:54:35 -0400
Just wait until these delicate flowers graduate and then try to find a job.

Will the employers have to accede to their demands and expectations of whom and who not to serve? This, of course, assumes that the only work they will be really prepared for is working at a coffee shop, Imagine them refusing to serve business men because their views don’t match, and demanding that the business people leave. Yea. Right…

There is always MacDonalds, Harvey’s, Burger King… Oh wait, they serve meat. Yep, Starbucks.
commented 2016-08-04 18:08:03 -0400
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchiakovsky, etc. did not receive their musical training at a university.
commented 2016-08-04 18:03:18 -0400
Universities, including some of the most famous and of great historical reputation, have become just the opposite of what they are mean to be: forums for the open exchange of ideas and diversity of thought.
They have become fascist bastions for the neo-Marxist politically correct. As such they are totally counter to intellectual growth and nourishment. Even in the sciences, only Climate Change and Darwinist ideology are permitted. If you want your young people to learn, do not send them to university.
The only two university in Canada that are truly open to the objective and intellectual exchange of ideas are Trinity Western University in British Columbia and Redeemer University in Hamilton.
Don’t waste your money to have your children indoctrinated in neo-Marxist ideology at university. They can learn more on their own or at a truly scientific and objective institution.
William Faulkner, Nobel Prize winner (when that award actually meant something of honest value) and one of the greatest modern novelists in modern world literature left school at Grade 10. Just one example of how a university education (especially in this postmodern, multiculturalist age) does not mean a great deal. Shakespeare never went beyond basic grammar school.
commented 2016-08-04 17:11:16 -0400
Fraser, are our pilots safe? The Sea King pilots would definitely say NO! Chretien cancelled the helicopter acquisition from the Mulrooney years and the aging Sea King was getting very dangerous just to fly. It took another six or seven years years or more before a replacement was acquired for the Sea King.

It seems the University of Brandon leftard student group has bought into the global communism schtick, not surprising after about 12 years of Sellinger the communist dupe. They are using SJW safe space shit routine coupled with the shut them down if I don’t agree mentality. The pro life students should counter with the same thing. If somebody throws a rock, pick it up and throw it back.
commented 2016-08-04 16:56:57 -0400
Great report Andrew!

The Left seizes power by forcing everyone to sign documents upon entry. Whether it’s Unions, or Student Unions, or the Law Society, or anything else. We need to rid society of this format entirely. The students are adults, they’ve paid to go to the university, and if they want to have a club, shouldn’t need approval from anyone. Nor should they have to sign an agreement to be accepted. They’re adults. The criminal code and Charter apply on-campus the same as they do in the workplace!

The administration, whom are enablers of these mini-tyrants, are in Breach of Trust. They get money from the Gov, and therefore, are obligated to abide by Human Rights codes and the Charter. It’s time for a private charge for Breach of Trust against a Uni Dean!
commented 2016-08-04 16:50:36 -0400
sorry folks….wrong article. :-p
commented 2016-08-04 16:46:58 -0400
Immigration without assimilation is simply…….an invasion.
commented 2016-08-04 14:32:06 -0400
When you send your child to a Canadian university do you ask about free speech and mandatory classes? I bet you and your child don’t. I know my son will not be attending any of our provincial universities and he has decided on a foreign placement in a country where speech is still free. He has been studying languages seriously for over a year and will have a working knowledge when he goes.
commented 2016-08-04 14:19:19 -0400
After two F-18 crashed in California last week reports some F-18 are un airworthy

Brings a question to Canadians We operate CF-18 the same jets the U.S, Marines use ARE OUR PILOTS SAFE?
commented 2016-08-04 14:14:42 -0400
The Obama administration has just ordered a stand down for all Marine aircraft
commented 2016-08-04 14:12:01 -0400
This pretty much answers Lauren Southern’s rhetorical question, "Is College obsolete?’ Yes it is. Assuming there was a purpose to it in the first place.