The University of Calgary is a joke, and a pathetic one at that. A number of students have been charged with "trespassing" for setting up the pro-life display this past November, and will be in court probably sometime later this month. One of the higher-uppers has stated that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms doesn't apply on university campuses. What a repulsive abuse of power. Universities used to be the place to discuss controversial ideas.
So far even the left-wing media seems supportive of the students, but I hope it goes further and that the public heaps massive amounts of shame and ridicule on the uni for this. My personal opinion is that if any academic institution such as the U of C doesn't allow discussion of ideas and free speech, it shouldn't be considered an academic institution at all, and isn't worthy of being held in any sort of esteem.
What a bad, bad joke. I seriously hope that I can find a better place to go to school come the fall. The only drawback to not being a student there would be that I could legitimately be charged with trespassing if I stood in solidarity with some other politically incorrect group that was being bullied.
"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion." Henry Steele Commager