University must not put a price on academic and artistic freedom

January 28, 2016

While Paul Bronfman has every right to demand that York University either remove a poster he deems anti-Semitic or face a withdrawal of his support, Danielle S McLaughlin of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association questions whether he should. “Academic and artistic freedom are at the very heart of university existence,” she continues. “Without the ability to explore and express ideas that are troubling and even transgressive, universities would become mills that deliver pre-approved doses of information in community sanctioned packets.” Huffington Post