Picking and choosing which freedom of speech violations to report on is a disservice to the Canadian public, and ultimately will lead us to lose sight of what this incredible freedom we enjoy is truly about. And I’ll give you a hint—it isn’t politics.
In general, motions in Canada are largely symbolic. For example, in 2015 Parliament unanimously passed a motion to make combating anti-Semitism a priority in Canada’s domestic and international activities. So why all the fuss about a motion for similar action against Islamophobia?
The rally began with noise disruptions from protesters and ended with the presence of multiple police cruisers. The police arrived to monitor the possibility of conflict between the rally’s attendees and those protesting the event.
On Sept. 17, the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) hosted their first national conference at the Ottawa city hall, where they were met with opposition from the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM).
Infringing on someone’s safety is never okay Over the past two weeks, the Internet has been abuzz over the latest human rights debate —the Return of Kings (ROK). For those who haven’t heard about it, they’re a...
The privilege of being able to ignore such slaughter comes easily to the developed world. After so much misery has leaked into the news from crisis-ridden regions like Africa and the Middle-East, the exhaustion of public and political sympathy is no surprise.
“Ought there to be a code of conduct?” the taskforce asked, according to Rock. “If so, how should it be developed, what should it look like, how would it be administered, and what role does the university have in the responding to behaviour off-campus or in behaviour that’s not related to the academic role of the university?”
The University of Ottawa remains one of the worst Canadian universities when it comes to the protection of free speech, according to a constitutional law organization’s annual rankings.