University Facebook sanction violates Charter

Brian Bowman has a post on his On the Cutting Edge blog that says an Alberta court ruled that the University of Calgary violated students' charter rights when it sanctioned them for posting critical comments about a professor on Facebook.  Omar also mentioned it in a Slaw post.  (Somehow I missed them at the time.)

That is noteworthy for its position on the controversial issue of what limits there ought to be on what one can say about another on social media.  Also for the fact that the court decided that the Charter of Rights - which applies  only to government - extends its reach to bodies created and supported by government.   At least in the way it is done in Alberta.