Vandals destroy 3,000 pro-life posters at University of Alberta: campus group urges administration to act

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 2, 2015 ( — The student group Go Life has asked University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera to “uphold the rule of law” regarding three students who admitted in Facebook posts to destroying Go Life’s posters on campus.

In a February 26 letter, Go Life’s lawyer John Carpay informed Samarasekera of a five-month “pattern of persistent theft and vandalism” against the pro-life club. From September 2014 to January 2015, nearly 3,000 Go Life posters – costing $280 and 75 man-hours to make and distribute – were ripped down and discarded.