Canadian City Backpedals on Decision to Censor Pro-life Bus-shelter Ads

HAMILTON, ON, June 5, 2008 ( – The city of Hamilton, Ontario, has announced that it will be revising its rules so as to allow for pro-life advertisements to be displayed in city bus shelters and other similar city-owned advertising spots.

Subsequently Hamilton Right to Life, which had sponsored the ad campaign, filed a human rights complaint against the city. Peter Boushy, a lawyer and the secretary for Hamilton Right to Life filed the complaint on behalf of the pro-life organization. He says that he now credits the complaint with having pressured the city into changing its unfair policy.
“No one wants to be labeled a human rights violator,” Boushy told in an interview today.