THE UCP GOVERNMENT’S FREE EXPRESSION PROPOSAL

It’s rare that I find myself expressing unqualified support for a piece of legislation that the government, or so I hope, is about to enact.. But the UCP’s proposal for An Act to Protect Free Expression at Alberta’s Public Colleges and Universities strikes me as letter perfect and long overdue. The drafters of the Act … Continue reading THE UCP GOVERNMENT’S FREE EXPRESSION PROPOSAL

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND THE BROMIDE

The recent spat – actually it’s turning into a spate of spats - between Donald Trump and the mainstream media, has resurrected a query I’ve had for decades. What exactly justifies freedom of the press? The standard bromide, recall, is that democracy presupposes, and so requires, an informed electorate. But surely that, in turn, presupposes … Continue reading FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND THE BROMIDE