Pro-Life Students to Take Kwantlen Student Association to Court for Discrimination

LANGLEY, B.C. (December 3 2012) – Protectores Vitae, the pro-life group at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has announced that it will be taking the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) to court after the KSA failed to rescind the decision that denied the group the right to exist on campus.

Court documents are expected to be completed and filed the week of December 10-14. These documents will be made available on the club’s website after having been filed at court.

“After discussion amongst Protectores Vitae members, we have decided to move forward with the lawsuit,” said Oliver Capko, president of the pro-life student group. “It is unfortunate that we have to sue our own student representatives in order to secure equal and fair treatment on campus.”

Legal representation for the Kwantlen Student Association did bring forward an offer to grant Protectores Vitae status as a “recognized group” but not campus club status on par with 33 other clubs. Recognized group status is granted to religious and political party groups, or those that exist to support a specific external organization. Clubs, on the other hand, can be academic, athletic, social, cultural “or other purpose that seeks to enrich the extracurricular lives of students through their time at Kwantlen University,”according to the KSA Clubs Package.

“We are an autonomous group, without affiliation to any other external organization,” stated Oliver Capko. “We are not religious, nor are we political. Our activities would lead to consideration of bio-ethical issues at Kwantlen, which would surely enrich the extracurricular experience of students. That is why we applied for club status and not for recognized group status.”

“Student unions need to recognize and fund all student groups, or none of them. The student union politicians have no legal authority to fund only groups that they like and agree with, while denying funding to groups they disagree with,” stated Oliver Capko’s lawyer, John Carpay.


For media requests, please contact:

John Carpay, President, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, 403-619-8014

Anastasia Pearse, Western Campus Coordinator of the National Campus Life Network,, 604 365 3484

Oliver Capko, President Protectores Vitae,,

One thought on “Pro-Life Students to Take Kwantlen Student Association to Court for Discrimination

  1. According to Statistics Canada 491 babies born alive from failed abortions were left to die. Legalized Abortion has set precedents for even more legalized killing. The Canadian Human Rights Act then makes this legalized murder a human right to be also normalized by adults to schoolchildren. What kind of Democratic Society, Governments,Courts and Education Establishments teach then normalize the love without meaning of Kinsey Sex Education,and the murder without guilt of Abortion? Don’t you think?

    After The Second World War, The Nuremberg Military Tribunal indicted ten Nazi leaders for the crimes against humanity of encouraging and compelling Abortions, for this very same reason. Legalized murder of children in their mothers wombs sets precedents for more legalized murder. The Nazi Government and Supreme Court Justices, also like The Canadian Government and Supreme Court, passed Bills into laws legalizing the killing of people they considered non-persons.

    What kind of Democratic Society politically allows this, my fellow Canadians? Please help to put an end to this Holocaust.

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