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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Intellectual Freedom in Canada: Speech Police Hired to Roam Queens University Campus?

Yes, it's true, apparently. I'd love to believe it wasn't.
KINGSTON, ON, November 19, 2008 ( – Queens University in Kingston, ON is coming under criticism for hiring six "dialogue facilitators" to roam its campus and intervene in student conversations in order to promote “diversity” and deal with what they deem to be any “offensive" material.

The six graduate students from diverse backgrounds have been hired to encourage discussion on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and other social issues, as well as step-in when they hear conversations that could be deemed "offensive." Each facilitator went through an 11-day training course to prepare them for their roles and have been granted free room and board as well as a yearly stipend as payment.
We used to call those kinds of people snitches. They weren't popular.

The Hudson Institute freedom report better downgrade us further, from a 2 to a 3.

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