In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race. She won. There are few Canadians who don’t know about […]
Two years ago, a Dalhousie engineering student named Stephen Thomas started noticing the Shell Oil logo popping up all over campus, and so submitted a Freedom of Information request seeking the details of a $600,000 grant from the oil company to university. Thomas sent me a copy of the 2011 agreement; you can read it here. Some […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. The “elites” justify themselves I attended the Dalhousie Senate meeting yesterday so I could hear president Richard Florizone justify the $300,000 trip by self-styled “elites” to MIT. In a response to questions by Senator Françoise Baylis, Florizone said the “REAP” trip was justified […]
On Thursday, a steady stream of students and academics presented to the Law Amendments Committee on the ways in which Bill 100 would strip them of constitutional rights while undermining academic freedom and the integrity of universities. Bill 100 would allow university administrators anticipating financial difficulties to trigger a ‘revitalization period’. Presenting to the committee,...