University campuses no longer safe for free expression, says free speech group

January 11, 2016

The Justice Centre of Constitutional Freedoms reportedly says that university campuses are no longer safe places for free expression. “Today a lot of people believe very strongly that they have a legal right not to be offended by what they see and hear,” says founder John Carpay in response to Laurentian University’s recent removal of a professor, later adding that, “if you believe in freedom of expression that means everybody sooner or later is going to hear something they find deeply hurtful and deeply offensive.” In the center’s grading of Canadian universities for freedom of speech last year, Laurentian received a ‘B’ for policies, and an ‘A’ for standing up for free expression on campus. CBC