Editorial: Upholding freedom of expression in face of offensive speech

January 14, 2015

University of New Brunswick sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne has upset Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang with his comments about Vancouver’s Asian character. That’s the thing about opinions; they anger some people. Imagine if society censured everyone with an opinion. Given that universities are places for the testing of ideas, it would be particularly inappropriate to attempt to silence Duchesne. The world learned a lesson recently, in Paris, about how fragile freedom...

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