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Freedom of speech

BY ANGELA MOMBOURQUETTE | February 22 2024

‘We consider all students everywhere to be deserving of protection.’

BY CRESO SÁ | November 28 2023

By calling on student groups to withdraw certain controversial statements, the minister of colleges and universities is demonstrating that the policy was and is a hollow gesture.

BY DINO SOSSI | July 23 2021

Weighing unrestricted expression against fostering a tolerant public sphere will test the fundamental freedoms we cherish in our democratic society.

BY SHANNON DEA | May 21 2020

A recent case that has rocked the Canadian varsity running world raises questions about which university personnel should have academic freedom.

BY SHANNON DEA | January 30 2020

Surprise Alberta court decision released just days into the new year could have a huge impact on universities.

BY IRA ROBINSON | October 04 2019

This definition was drawn up with great care by 33 countries, and with the usual negotiation and compromise common to all international agreements.

BY JEFFREY SACHS | September 10 2019

The definition adopted from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is alarmingly vague and easily misinterpreted.

BY SHANNON DEA | August 02 2019

Issues around gender identity, and transgender and nonbinary people have become a battleground for academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus.

BY SHANNON DEA | June 07 2019

If no one listens, no ideas are exchanged. And to listen, one must be quiet.

BY ANDRE COSTOPOULOS | April 21 2017

Shouting down controversial speakers and obstructing campus events are not new phenomena, and there are ways to handle it appropriately.

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