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Freedom of expression on Canadian campuses is under threat

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms publishes an annual "Campus Freedom Index." "The report arose in response to the growing problem of censorship on campus, with the first edition released in 2011."

The JCCF uses "objective and transparent criteria", the Index awards letter grades of ‘A’ to ‘F’ to universities and also to student unions, to measure their performance in upholding free speech on campus.

Only six universities earned an ‘A’ grade in 2020. Thirteen universities earned at least one ‘F’ grade in the 2020 Campus Freedom Index. Even worse, a whopping 23 student unions earned at least one ‘F’ grade.

Read the full report here: