Letter: Dismiss Tom Flanagan

Editor, the Gauntlet, Dear University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon, Earlier this week, a University of Calgary professor appeared on CBC television’s “Power and Politics with Evan Solomon” and used his precious airtime on our publicly funded national broadcaster to openly advocate outright political assassination (or as some prefer to call it, first degree murder).… Continue reading Letter: Dismiss Tom Flanagan

Letter: A challenge to debate

Editor, the Gauntlet, By now, professor Flanagan’s comments on the CBC have achieved infamy and offended citizens across this country. More importantly, they have sullied the name of our university. Flanagan’s joke or call [about] Julian Assange was serious. As he will soon discover, it is a criminal offence to incite violence. The morality of… Continue reading Letter: A challenge to debate

Online Exclusive: Letter: The limits of free speech

Editor, the Gauntlet, As a Canadian, I am thankful for the rights and freedoms enshrined in our constitution, including freedom of speech. Many countries, governments and private or semi-public institutions engage in tactics aimed at curtailing the rights and freedoms of others. Along with those rights come responsibilities and limits that come out of consideration… Continue reading Online Exclusive: Letter: The limits of free speech