Investigation at Maisonneuve after professor accused of racism

April 13, 2017

Collège de Maisonneuve has opened an investigation after one of its professors allegedly stated that all students who did not return an assignment on time were black, reports La Presse. Pierre Paquette, the professor and a former Bloc Québécois parliamentary leader, reportedly made the statement while collecting an assignment in class. The event reportedly drew a negative reaction from students on social media networks, who denounced the words as discriminatory. Paquette says that he was unable to apologise at the time of the statement, but did so at his next class. Line Légaré, director of communications at the college, stated that Maisonneuve will be reviewing the situation and will determine from there whether disciplinary action will be taken. La Presse