Ontario colleges release free speech policy

December 19, 2018

Ontario’s 24 colleges have developed a free speech policy ahead of the provincial government’s January 2019 deadline, reports the Canadian Press. The policy, penned by a task force of college leaders in collaboration with the College Student Alliance and legal experts, defines freedom of speech as "the right to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn." According to CP, the policy adds that although free speech is to be protected, speech that violates the law or the Ontario Human rights code is not allowed. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government said that the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario will monitor compliance as of September 2019. CBC (CP)