Speech Code on Campus

April 2002

In 1994 Bob Rae's NDP government in Ontario wanted to impose a speech code on colleges and universities, to ensure that everyone in the university, especially students, always felt "comfortable" and were never challenged in their beliefs. There was not a single protest from any university or university president. In fact, the only two organizations that protested were SAFS and the McMaster University Faculty Association that I had never joined because I find it inappropriate for university professors to engage in collective bargaining. I immediately joined both.