Suspension of UWinnipeg education student who attended anti-mask rally reversed

September 2, 2021
The University of Winnipeg has reversed the decision to discipline a student who attended an anti-mask protest while on a work placement in April 2021. UWinnipeg reportedly put the Faculty of Education student under review and suspended her with no notice of a hearing and with insufficient reasons given. Winnipeg Free Press said that her practicum school’s principal, vice-principal, and a teacher contacted the faculty supporting the student and asking for the suspension to be reversed. The decision was reversed after the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms requested that the student be reinstated. “Expelling a student for exercising her constitutional freedoms of expression and assembly is an egregious violation of the [Charter of Rights and Freedoms],” said Lawyer Allison Pejovic. Winnipeg Free Press (Paywall) | CBC (MB)