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Wilfred Laurier University and Stasi Tactics
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Wilfred Laurier University and Stasi Tactics

admin - Nov 23, 2017

"One of the most sinister noises in the world is that of dumb officialdom groping around to find some reason for a verdict that has already been…

Rex Murphy: University bullies student who dares to suggest dialogue
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Rex Murphy: University bullies student who dares to suggest dialogue

admin - Nov 18, 2017

Steve Paikin's programme The Agenda, for those outside the province of Ontario, is an hour-long panel discussion so hypnotically middle-of-the road and placid that it makes the…

Jordan Peterson and Ad Hominem Attacks
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Jordan Peterson and Ad Hominem Attacks

admin - Nov 14, 2017

Dr Jordan Peterson has gone in the space of 18 months from being a celebrated university lecturer and author at the University of Toronto to being a…

Lessons Canadians could learn from Luther’s Reformation
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Lessons Canadians could learn from Luther’s Reformation

admin - Nov 06, 2017

The Reformation took place 500 years ago, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg cathedral.  The backlash against his conscience from…

Anti-democratic trends driving increased attacks on higher education worldwide
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Anti-democratic trends driving increased attacks on higher education worldwide

admin - Oct 17, 2017

Reports of the suppression of academic freedom have grown increasingly common in the Western world where there are strong traditions of academic freedom. They are happening in…

Top British transgender advocate is silenced when investigating the effect of trans therapy
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Top British transgender advocate is silenced when investigating the effect of trans therapy

admin - Oct 14, 2017

Psychotherapist James Caspian is one of Britain's foremost transgender experts.  Since 2001, he has been a trustee of the transgender charity, The Beaumont Trust. He's also a…

Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words
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Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words

admin - Jul 22, 2017

UC Berkeley in California is strongly associated with free speech.  Its leftist students made international headlines back in the mid-1960s with their insistence that the university administration…

University professors afraid to teach controversial subjects for fear of being sacked, conference hears
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University professors afraid to teach controversial subjects for fear of being sacked, conference hears

admin - Jul 05, 2017

Campus events of the past few years have highlighted the sad reality of contemporary university.  Far from being bastions of free speech, universities are often giving in…

John Carpay: Canadian universities are far too tolerant of obstructionist behaviour that shuts down free speech
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John Carpay: Canadian universities are far too tolerant of obstructionist behaviour that shuts down free speech

admin - Jun 14, 2017

The capitulation and in some cases, complicity, of public officials with the intolerant left is a consistent pattern in Canada's universities.  It bodes ill for the society…

Jordan Peterson, hero of the anti-PC crowd, just keeps winning
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Jordan Peterson, hero of the anti-PC crowd, just keeps winning

admin - Jun 03, 2017

Some months ago, University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson shocked the world by acting like an academic, and exercising his academic freedom.   The furore that ensued…