The three suspects who pied Premier Ralph Klein July 7 at his pancake breakfast are not University of Calgary students.
Although some media outlets described the three men as U of C students, only one of the three is a former student. The other two never attended the institution.
"It's sloppy reporting," said U of C Vice-President External Roman Cooney. "We do not condone that type of protest."
Despite the fact that the three are not U of C students, the Alberta Federation of Labour will still provide a defence fund for their legal battle. The AFL believes with all the media coverage, they will not receive a fair trial.
"The focus needs to be on why the pie was thrown," said AFL Secretary-Treasurer Kerry Barrett. "We don't condone throwing the pie but people are marginalized and the government is not listening."