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Carleton anti-abortion group sues university

An anti-abortion group is suing Carleton University for what it calls "discriminatory treatment."

An anti-abortion group is suing Carleton University for what it calls "discriminatory treatment."

Carleton Lifeline filed a statement of claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Wednesday, in which it seeks thousands of dollars in damages.

The pro-life group, which had its club status revoked by the university's student association last year, said the university's actions toward it have been a "shocking" breach of the freedom of expression policies that govern campus life.

The group is also crying foul over an Oct. 4 incident where four of its members were arrested and charged with trespassing after attempting to display an exhibit the university deemed offensive.

Carleton University now has 20 days to file a statement of defence.

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