It is depressingly ironic when university events aimed at discussing campus censorship get censored. This is what happened recently at Ryerson University, Toronto. A panel discussion, entitled ‘The stifling of free speech on university campuses’, was shut down by university administrators citing safety concerns after the violent protests in Charlottesville.
Just before the university cancelled the event, a Facebook page called ‘No Fascists in Our City!’ condemned it as a ‘bigoted event featuring some of the most bigoted folks around right now as panelists’. ‘This shit stops now’, the statement continued, ‘either you’re with us or you’re not… We are beyond psyched’.
Who were these supposedly bigoted speakers?