free speech

Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in Washington on Apr. 22, 2020. (CP/AP/Alex Brandon)

The science of denial

Mark Kingwell: What happened to humility, more education, and a great deal of open discourse? It’s not me, you or some other person with an M.D. or a Ph.D. who matters, it’s good arguments that should prevail.
Anti-abortion protests at U of A. (Christina Vargais/The Gateway)

Who pays to protect free speech on campus

A decision in January by the Alberta Court of Appeal could put the onus on universities to cover the costs of facilitating free speech

The library is open—to Meghan Murphy and everyone else

Image of the Day: A target of trans-rights activists speaks her piece, and the Toronto Public Library makes good on its commitment to the ’widest diversity of opinions and perspectives’
WLU Student Demonstrations 20180320

Free speech isn’t fair. So what?

Jen Gerson: The so-called Free Speech Grifters all too easily whip up outrage. The response can’t possibly be to abandon the principle of free speech.

What really happened at Wilfrid Laurier University

Inside Lindsay Shepherd’s heroic, insulting, brave, destructive, possibly naïve fight for free speech
Queen's Park

In the face of new advertising laws, political free speech needs an advocate

Opinion: British Columbia’s laws restricting political advertising were deemed Charter violations. So why are Ontario and Alberta enacting their own?
Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson and the big mistake of university censors

Stephen Maher: Learning to think means learning to entertain opposing ideas, not imposing a safety culture on campus
Jordan Peterson

Is Jordan Peterson the stupid man’s smart person?

Tabatha Southey delves into University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson’s work and finds his secret sauce—and what makes his work unnerving
San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals

In the U.S.’s debate over free-speech politics, Black Americans lose

Andray Domise: When Black Americans get political, they’re punished—an oppression reinforced by deputized everyday citizens and silence
A man looks on as opposing factions gather over the cancelation of conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of California, Berkeley, in Berkeley

How free expression is being gagged by anti-Trump backlash

Opinion: Many have responded against a renaissance of hate, but regrettably, part of that response has been to call for suppression of free speech