Trudeau says universities, police should be trusted to manage campus encampments

Government of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently commented on the increasing number of pro-Palestinian encampments that have been set up on Canadian postsecondary campuses. Speaking to reporters while visiting Hamilton, Trudeau said that universities must remain places where freedom of speech, the challenge of debate, and discussions about how to shape the world can take place. “We need to make sure that as part of that, everyone can feel safe on campus. Whether you’re a Jewish student, whether you’re Palestinian, whether you have strong feelings on one side or the other,” said Trudeau. “We have to trust both universities to manage their campuses and local police of jurisdiction to do their work to make sure that everyone is safe.”

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