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Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Application by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform for judicial review of a decision by the City of Grande Prairie. The applicant was a non-profit organization that disseminated pro-life and anti-abortion literature to the public. The applicant applied to post an advertisement on the exterior of City buses. The advertisement included images of fetuses, a corresponding development timeline, and a statement that abortion killed children. The City’s transit authority rejected the proposed advertisement. Thereafter, the City determined that the proposed advertisement violated the Canadian Code of...