George Brown College students expressed mixed opinions on the Progressive Conservative government’s call for the mandatory implementation of a free speech policy on the campuses of publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Ontario.
Joel Kitaka – Construction engineering.
“I think free speech is okay, as long as it’s not hate speech because you know I am Muslim and that is why for some reason we [Muslims] have to face some hate speech in the subway or somewhere on campus. But I have not suffered, some of my friends and relatives suffer, that is why I am worried if the free speech policy requirement on campus happens, maybe something will happen on campus.”
Brandon Jones – Mechanical engineering.
“I think the government is trying to control that [free speech] and take it away, but they’re not trying to be blatant about it being taken away. They’re trying to set it within these guidelines and disguise the fact that they’re taking our power of free speech away.”
Liam Henderson – Building renovation technology.