Many Canadian universities receive “F” grade on freedom of speech

November 3, 2015

Canadian universities are not doing enough to protect freedom of expression, write John Carpay and Michael Kennedy. The co-authors make this claim based on the findings of their 2015 Campus Freedom Index, released by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. According to the Index, only eight Canadian institutions received “A” grades while 41 received an “F.” The report adds that recent trends to stifle conversation by policing “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions,” and “safe space” only end up threatening “the ability of universities to foster an environment that facilitates intellectual discovery and social progress, noble pursuits that generally end up offending someone’s sensibilities.” National Post | Full Report