UManitoba calls for re-examination of provincial privacy laws

August 30, 2018

Administrators at the University of Manitoba want to re-examine provincial privacy laws that prevent them from sharing details about past employees’ sexual misconduct with potential new employers, reports CBC. The call follows the allegations against two UManitoba professors in recent months. “I think that privacy laws is … a conversation that is important for us to engage in,” said UManitoba Provost and Academic Vice-President Janice Ristock. “It's … not only unique to what we're dealing with but it's something people are talking about across the country.” A spokesperson for the province issued a statement saying that the department is reviewing the submissions and comparing them to what other jurisdictions have in place. CBC