free speech

Censorship hinders social change

It’s no surprise that Canada doesn’t make a habit of banning or burning books. Although it feels foreign to think about the suppression of free expression, it happens here too.

Racist remarks lead to cover up of chalkboard in library foyer

Due to the recurring appearance of racist remarks, the communication chalkboard in the foyer of the McPherson Library at UVic was covered up on Oct. 16. “It didn’t go unnoticed.…

Advocacy groups respond to proposed policy changes

Most reps concerned with lack of consultation process, group responsibility for legal fees   Many of the UVSS advocacy group representatives are troubled about a proposed policy that dictates how…

Two students almost arrested at latest YPY protest

CSEC, Saanich PD called once students started taking down flags Youth Protecting Youth’s latest demonstration was even more visually striking and ended even more dramatically than the first, with two…

Bloc-Québécois steal show at Clash of Clubs debate

Students assemble for more charged political discussion Despite not having a single Bloc-Québécois representative in B.C.’s Provincial legislature, the French sovereignty party made their presence felt at the latest Clash…

A student newspaper’s job is not to print hate

Baron’s decisions lack truth, criticism, and objectivity  On Jan. 25, the Baron, the student newspaper at the University of New Brunswick’s St. John campus, caused a Canadian media uproar when…

Fighting with flags

Why dismantling a demonstration isn’t the same as dismantling an argument The space that exists between the sides of the abortion debate is one that has never been easy to…

Letter: Those on the left need to deal with dissenting voices

Re: “In the debate over free speech, there are no clear winners,” March 9 As well meaning as the editor’s sentiments are in your editorial “In the debate over free…

EDITORIAL: In the debate over free speech, there are no clear winners

On Wednesday, March 1, the UVic Effective Altruism club hosted an event where they invited philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer to do a Skype Q&A, following a screening of his…