Alberta post-secondary institutions complying with UCP request to establish free speech policies: minister - 2019-12-16
Alberta's government said Monday that the province's post-secondary institutions have taken steps to further entrench the right to exercise free speech on their campuses following a request for them to do so.
After forming government, the UCP had asked colleges and universities to develop policies "that align with the principles of the University of Chicago Statement on Free Expression," in order to strengthen students' and faculty's right to exercise their free speech rights.
"Post-secondary institutions were asked to make their policies or board resolutions publicly available by Dec. 15, 2019," the government said in a news release. "Institutions either formally adopted the principles of the Chicago Statement or developed their own policies that reflect the spirit of the statement.