Anti-abortion group loses litigation against Ryerson Students' Union - 2016-10-24

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F0.png Anti-abortion group loses litigation against Ryerson Students' Union October 24, 2016, Helena Najm, The Varsity

SFLR claimed that they suffered from discriminatory treatment based on their ideological beliefs and that the RSU's denial of club status went against their freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter for Rights and Freedoms.

The RSU argued that SFLR's anti-abortion activism stood in contrast with RSU's Policy on Women's Issues, which stipulates: "The Ryerson Students' Union opposes… groups, meetings, or events that promote misogynist views towards women and ideologies that promote gender inequality, challenges women's right to bodily autonomy, or justifies sexual assault."

Justice Elizabeth M. Stewart dismissed the case and ruled that as a private non-profit corporation, the RSU has the ability to approve or deny clubs for funding based on whether their mandates and ideologies comply with RSU's policies, considerations of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and Ryerson's policies.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Helena | last = Najm | title = Anti-abortion group loses litigation against Ryerson Students' Union | url = https://thevarsity.ca/2016/10/24/anti-abortion-group-loses-litigation-against-ryerson-students-union/ | work = The Varsity | date = October 24, 2016 | accessdate = September 1, 2019 }}