UBC threatened with legal action over free speech concerns after cancelling event - 2020-01-04
The University of British Columbia has been threatened with legal action for cancelling a planned speaking event featuring a right-wing U.S. journalist who was expected to discuss leftist extremism.
The event set for Jan. 29 that included Andy Ngo, editor-at-large for the Post Millennial, was cancelled after the Vancouver university says the "safety and security of UBC students, faculty, staff and infrastructure was at risk" over repeated threats of violence.
Ngo and his supporters have contended the threats have come from local Antifa groups — the very groups Ngo was set to discuss. Those claims have not been substantiated.