Freedom of Speech

The Carleton Conservative Association has co-sponsored with the Burlington-North Oakville Association policy proposal #1224 that deals with freedom of speech .  This is one of several similar policy proposal dealing with free speech.

Under the Constitution Act, freedom of expression is protected for all Canadians.

It is recognized that freedom of speech is important in a free and democratic society.

Educational institutions such as universities and colleges are generally considered places where individuals are encouraged to engage in critical analysis and discussion of current issues.  It is important that they not shut their doors to open debate.