WATCH: Doug Ford Stands Up For Free Speech At Universities

Great leadership as Ford pushes back against the radical left.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford continues to show strong leadership.

As free speech comes under attack by the radical left and the elitists who often control Canada’s universities, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pushing back.

Ford has told Ontario colleges and universities that they must introduce a policy to protect free speech by January 1, 2019.

Here’s what Ontario News Now said on Twitter:

“Premier Ford is mandating Ontario colleges and universities to introduce a free speech policy by January 1, 2019. This policy will help protect free speech and foster learning environments that encourage freedom of thought and respectful and responsible debate.”

In a video, Ford went into more detail on the policy, saying “students will have open and free speech. Open dialogue, open debate, they aren’t going to be shut down by the special interest groups and the universities, they’re going to be able to voice their opinion.”

You can watch the video below:

Both Andrew Scheer and Maxime Bernier tweeted about Ford’s move:

“I’ve been fighting to promote free speech on campuses for a long time, and yesterday we got some great news. Thank you for joining the fight and moving forward on an important policy to make sure students in Ontario have a place to freely debate the issues.”

“Education is a provincial jurisdiction. It’s up to provincial govs to deal with the important issue of free speech on campuses, as the Ford gov has just done. More federal intervention in education, as Andrew Scheer is proposing, is not the solution.

This is a great move by Ford, and other leaders across the country need to join in and stand up for free speech, which is under assault by the radical left – including the Trudeau government pushing things like M-103 and threatening to crack down on our free expression.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – Twitter

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