Censorship U Arguments Against Carleton LifeLine Absolutely Breathtaking

From a Socon or Bust reader…

I’ve been reading through the 26-page decision by Justice Toscano Roccamo regarding the attempt by Carleton University (CU) to strike the Statement of Claim in the case of Lobo and McLeod against CU.

I’ve been struck by some of the arguments which CU put forward in the case.  For example:

Regarding the Charter: CU asserts that CU is not subject to the Charter (Article [16])  That’s right.  Carleton University is arguing in court that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to it.  (The essence of their argument is that the Charter applies only to government,  and that CU is not the government).

Regarding its own policies: “CU argues that a policy directive has no force of law and does not create an actionable wrong from which damages can flow” (Article [34]).  Here, in reference to CU’s alleged breaches of its Human Rights Policies and Procedures (HRPP) and Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy (SRRP), CU is stating that it is not required (by law) to follow its own policies.

Regarding having an open academic environment: “CU takes the position that the Defendants owe no fiduciary duty to all students to provide an environment free and open to discussion and debate of controversial ideas” (Article [41]) So CU claims that it has no obligation to be a place where free discussion and debate of ideas can take place.

Regarding responsibility for the arrests:

  • “The Defendants argue that they did not arrest the Plaintiffs… CU points out that it was Ottawa Police who handcuffed and detained the Plaintiffs. (Article [56]) While CU asked the Ottawa Police to arrest these students, it claims that the Ottawa Police alone are responsible for the deed.
  • “CU maintains that a statement of policy in a university document, without more, does not give rise to an enforceable contractual right.” (Article [59]) Again, CU is claiming to not be bound to follow its own policies.
  • “CU… noted that it is not for an individual student to determine for the University how it ought to promote the principles of academic freedom.” (Article [62])

While some of CU’s claims were accepted by the court, they do make for interesting public relations reading.

Driving by Carleton University this evening I paused to read a sign which welcomes pedestrians and cyclists to the campus:    

“Carleton University Private Property Authorized entry and activity only”

 A friend of mine is familiar with the history of Carleton University (CU).  He mentioned that the university campus lies on what used to be a garbage dump.   He also mentioned that in the early days of CU, people wondered why there needed to be a second university in Ottawa, as the University of Ottawa was already well established (and run by Catholic Oblates).   The answer which CU proclaimed, was:  

 “At Carleton University we teach you how to think, not what to think“.  

2 thoughts on “Censorship U Arguments Against Carleton LifeLine Absolutely Breathtaking

  1. When people who say they are Christians are led by phonies, they bring shame to Christ’s worldview. It was the 1’st century Christians who were kicked out of Jerusalem by the Chief Priests and elders of the Institutional Church that changed the Western World. This Royal Priesthood and Holy Nation turned the Pagan World upside down. Canada once was a part of the Christian West in Government, Law, Education and society. We are fortunate to live in a democratic country where the people choose the Politicians who pass Bills into Law by majority vote. When the people surrender Christianity to Politically Correct Relativism in Government, Law, Education, and thus Culture great evil is done by court enforcement and government decree.
    When concerned Canadian citizens were fed up with bad Legislation and Supreme Court Law in 2008 they were united to force Parliament to raise the age of sex consent, because consenting Canadian Children were legally being sexually exploited by perverts. We organized after 2005 when the liberal governments did not raise the age of sex consent, and The Supreme Court of Canada declared consenting 14 year old’s to be as adults. We were joined by pro-life and family agnostics who were the majority of the people who helped us. The phonies masquerading as Catholics and Protestants did not help us, and were against us, because they did not believe in political involvement . The agnostics were so angry with these phonies who turn the word Christian and Christ to almost a swear word, swore not to ever go near them again, but they trusted the real Christians Tom Landers and friends who started organizing in 2005. Without the agnostics help we could not have won this Battle in The Culture War raging for the minds and soul of our Nation. Please wake up now phonies and no longer help to reduce the name of Christ to a swear word ,because of you. Are not your children and grandchildren worth fighting for in a world gone stark raving mad because of you? Please support and vote for pro-life and family politicians or run yourself and learn how to win the Culture War .

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