Carleton responds to CAUT criticsm, Ottawa Citizen reporting

December 2, 2015

Carleton University's board of governors has issued a statement alleging that the Ottawa Citizen failed to correct a “number of inaccuracies” in a recent article about the university's alleged "gag order" on its board members. According to this statement, the Ottawa Citizen failed to mention that the school's communiqués did address the allegations made by the CAUT and CUASA, and the newspaper incorrectly states that the board adopted a new policy when it only amended an established statement about maintaining appropriate confidentiality. The board also responded to criticisms about the open meetings by Biology Professor Root Gorelick, insisting that open session meetings are publicly streamed and accessible to the public. Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte has also written a letter addressing the CAUT's concerns about transparency in Carleton's board of governors meetings. Carleton (Board) | Carleton (President's letter to CAUT) | Ottawa Citizen