Academic Freedom in Canada

November 23, 2006

An opinion piece by John Fekete in this month's OCUFA Academic Matters argues that academic freedom seems to be under attack in the US, where social activist David Horowitz is pushing for "intellectual diversity" through an "Academic Bill of Rights" which is now making its way through Congress, intended to correct the "leftward tilt of the humanities and social sciences." Fekete believes "this initiative will find little echo when it reaches Canada," but anticipates that security considerations and sensitivity concerns may create more pressure on academic freedom in our country. Academic Matters (PDF)