John Martin, The Province : Academics can no longer remain silent about these kangaroo courts
The past year has seen a groundswell of opposition to the abuses of the country’s human-rights commissions. Long able to flex their politically correct muscle without scrutiny, these institutions are now rightfully being taken to task.
But while journalists, publishers, politicians and others have addressed the conduct of these star chambers, one constituency has been notably quiet.
Academics have been all but invisible in the backlash against Canada’s human- rights commissions. And the handful of scholars who have waded into the ruckus have generally been supportive of this state-sanctioned trampling of free speech.
More reaction to the American Political Science Association and the call by some of its members that it’s scheduled conference in Toronto be cancelled outright or used as a platform to publicly censure Canada’s Human Rights Commissions and by extension our weak kneed politicians for the continued trampling of our Free Speech rights.