Hostility to Free Speech on Canadian Campuses

by George Leef

In her Pope Center piece, Wendy McElroy writes about the hostility among Canadian university administrators toward speech that some find “offensive” — namely anti-abortion displays. She offers them good advice: tolerance. Instead of turning anti-abortion protesters into martyrs for free speech, just let them have an equal opportunity to say what they want to say and leave the rest to the marketplace of ideas.