Pierre Poilievre is Proposing a 'Massive Government Intrusion' into Academic Freedom, Academics Warn - 2022-06-24

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F0.png Pierre Poilievre is Proposing a 'Massive Government Intrusion' into Academic Freedom, Academics Warn June 24, 2022, Emily Leedham, PressProgress

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre's plan to "protect academic freedom" would represent a "massive government intrusion" into the operations of Canadian universities and undermine academic freedom in Canada, academics say.

Earlier this week, Poilievre leaned into right-wing culture war politics by announcing an unusual policy to appoint a so-called "Free Speech Guardian" tasked with protecting "academic freedom and free speech from campus gatekeepers."

The "Free Speech Guardian" would investigate "academic censorship" complaints and be given the power to recommend "reductions in direct federal grants to specific universities that fail to protect free speech and academic freedom."

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{{cite news | first = Emily | last = Leedham | title = Pierre Poilievre is Proposing a 'Massive Government Intrusion' into Academic Freedom, Academics Warn | url = https://pressprogress.ca/pierre-poilievre-is-proposing-a-massive-government-intrusion-into-academic-freedom-academics-warn/ | work = PressProgress | date = June 24, 2022 | accessdate = October 15, 2022 }}