Controversy over Ford’s legislation to grant Canada Christian College university status grows

October 26, 2020

The Ontario government is “intending to discreetly pass legislation that would allow the Canada Christian College to call itself a ‘university’ and award degrees,” states a letter to the Minister of Colleges and Universities from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). CBC reports that the college, which has been criticized for its discriminatory views, is attempting to create new degree programs in arts and science and change its name to Canada University and School of Graduate Theological Studies. “The Ontario government should not grant accreditation and degree-granting privileges to institutions that do not meet the anti-discriminatory and anti-hate speech principles outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code,” reads the OCUFA letter. CBC | OCUFA (ON)