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The National Free Speech Under Attack

Is free speech under fire on Canadian university campuses? Some say it's being stifled in the name of political correctness and reject the idea that speech should be limited to protect people. Others say lines need to be drawn with hate speech.
  • 2017
  • 00:15:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

Metro Morning Jesse Wente on Cultural Appropriation Controversy

An op-ed piece in Write, a quarterly published by the Writers' Union of Canada, ignited a firestorm of controversy over cultural appropriation and was followed by a chorus of well-established mainstream writers (all white) offering to fund an "appropriation prize." In this powerful segment, Indigenous critic Jesse Wente discusses this media debacle on Metro Morning.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

The National Can online hate be controlled?

After the Quebec City mosque attack, local talk radio shows were implicated for stoking hate, but the worst of it is found online. So, where’s the line between free speech and hate speech?
  • 2017
  • 00:12:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

The Current "I invoked cultural appropriation in the context of literature and writing only": Hal Niedzviecki

"I invited Indigenous writers into my house, so to speak, and I insulted them, and I absolutely apologize for that." Writer Hal Niedzviecki regrets using the term "cultural appropriation" in a recent column for Write magazine but says writers shouldn't limit themselves to what they know. The response to his article by the Canadian media prompted a heated conversation about free speech ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

CBC News Appropriation vs. Artistic Freedom

Prominent Canadian journalists came under fire for their reaction to a controversial editorial that dismissed the idea of cultural appropriation. Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and CBC film and pop culture critic Jesse Wente discuss the issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

News in Review - November 1998 The APEC Incident: Protecting Foreign Visitors

One of the most multidimensional political stories in recent Canadian history, the APEC incident – some would call a scandal – involves many issues: public security, international terrorism, the moral dilemma of receiving and protecting recognized human-rights abusers on Canadian soil, the alleged inappropriate intervention of the highest officials in the land, the alleged abuse of police powers, political versus ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1991 Canada's Anti-Hate Law: The Keegstra Case

In this segment we review the Keegstra case and the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Canada's anti-hate law.
  • 1991
  • 00:09:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1991

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