Legal scholars, faculty decry police action at UAlberta, UCalgary

Several faculty members and legal scholars have recently spoken out against the recent use of police action at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary. Roberta Lexier (Mount Royal University) penned an article for the Calgary Herald calling on the universities to “abandon any disciplinary action[…]; pressure civil authorities to dismiss criminal charges; and, ultimately, respect the right to protest.” Speaking to the Herald, Bruce Ryder (York University), Richard Moon (University of Windsor), and Irina Ceric (UWindsor) discussed the legality and legitimacy of the decision to call on police. The Globe and Mail reports that a group of 500 academics is calling for an “immediate academic boycott” of the universities until administrators rescind “legal and administrative measures” against protesters. The Edmonton Journal reports that protesters attended a City Hall meeting to voice their frustration about with the police response.

Calgary Herald (Lexier) | Calgary Herald (Ryder, Moon, Ceric) | Globe and Mail | Edmonton Journal