Free-speech flowering promised in Alberta universities, as UCP adopts 'Chicago Principles'

Free-speech flowering promised in Alberta universities, as UCP adopts ‘Chicago Principles’

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[Edmonton Journal] The UCP government will require Alberta post-secondary institutions to adopt controversial free speech policies based on U.S. principles that allow speakers, no matter how “unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive,” say what they like on campuses.

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They are called the Chicago principles.

Hailed by Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and others as the “gold standard,” they were developed by the University of Chicago in 2014 to demonstrate a commitment to free speech on U.S. college campuses.

But some worry they don’t allow universities to distinguish between groups or individuals who want to speak on campus, be it a flat-earth society, racists or a celebrity.

The UCP did not grant Postmedia an interview with Nicolaides.

This article continues at [Edmonton Journal] UCP prepares to roll out Ford-flavoured post-secondary changes in Alberta

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