AB, CAUT respond to ULethbridge’s choice to not let Widdowson talk proceed


The Government of Alberta has announced that it will be making changes to protect free speech on campuses in response to the University of Lethbridge’s decision to not let a talk by controversial speaker Frances Widdowson proceed. Brandon Sun reports that AB Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides will be announcing changes in the coming days. The Canadian Association of University Teachers also issued a statement criticizing ULethbridge’s decision to cancel the talk, saying that it “raises serious concerns about the University of Lethbridge’s commitment to freedom of expression and academic freedom” and that the university should “welcome controversial speakers and vigorous debate, not seek to restrict discourse or speakers.”

Brandon Sun | CAUT