uOttawa senator seeks to develop policy on freedom of speech

February 1, 2011

In a motion for next Monday's meeting of the University of Ottawa's senate, one senator is calling on his colleagues to initiate president Allan Rock's commitment that the senate would work toward a consensus of shared expectations about freedom of expression. In his motion, Joseph Hickey states that events last year that saw conservative US pundit Ann Coulter's speech cancelled was "highly damaging to the reputation and image" of uOttawa. The senator is calling for discussion at all senate meetings until an adequate policy is developed and approved about the limits of freedom of speech at the university and the administration's role. 580 CFRA Radio