Nothing free about Wilfrid Laurier University’s free speech policy

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The draft statement is so filled with bows to diversity, the marginalized and the ‘distress’ some might feel if exposed to certain viewpoints, it is essentially meaningless.

In the space of mere weeks, Wilfrid Laurier University found a back door out of having to host a controversial speaker and thereby rendered toothless the “draft statement on freedom of expression” a university task force released on Monday.

In fairness, the draft statement is so filled with pro forma bows and nods to diversity, the marginalized and the “distress” that some individuals might feel if exposed to certain viewpoints, it is essentially meaningless anyway.

(This is undoubtedly despite the best efforts of the best of the task force members, who likely made the case again and again for an unequivocal statement.)

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Christie Blatchford – National Post – April 26, 2018.

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