Canadian offshoot of U.S. libertarian campus group says it provides needed counterpoint to liberal bias - 2018-05-22

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F182.png Canadian offshoot of U.S. libertarian campus group says it provides needed counterpoint to liberal bias May 22, 2018, Raffy Boudjikanian, CBC News

Some U.S. academics are warning their Canadian counterparts to be wary of a U.S. libertarian group that has recently set up a chapter on the campus of Simon Fraser University, but its proponents say it provides a much-needed counterpoint to the increasingly liberal bias of academia.

Turning Point USA describes itself as a "student movement for free markets and limited government" whose mission it is to educate students through "non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion."

But it has courted controversy in the U.S. on account of some of its tactics. These include disseminating a "professor watch list" of university teachers whom the group considers to be spreading "leftist propaganda" in the classroom; staging provocative stunts mocking campus "safe spaces" and free speech zones; and hosting polarizing figures of the far right, such as Milo Yiannopoulos.

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{{cite news | first = Raffy | last = Boudjikanian | title = Canadian offshoot of U.S. libertarian campus group says it provides needed counterpoint to liberal bias | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/turning-point-canada-scheer-1.4658239 | work = CBC News | date = May 22, 2018 | accessdate = October 24, 2018 }}