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Cowichan Conversations: Make No Mistake, Academic Freedom and Tenure are Under Attack at the University of Saskatchewan

The fallout over the recent attack over the heavy-handed firing of Saskatchewan University Professor Robert Buckingham is rapidly gathering momentum, especially in the academic and educational circles.

In attempts to bring readers up to date here is Don Maroc’s original post followed by comments from a University of Saskatchewan Senator, an opinion piece from the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Make No Mistake, Academic Freedom and Tenure are Under Attack at the University of Saskatchewan

Bill Longstaff: Carleton makes amends … sort of

Carleton University has finally attempted to atone for accepting what was little better than a bribe and then trying to cover it up. In 2010, the university made a secret deal with Calgary businessman Clayton Riddell which, in return for a $15-million donation for a graduate program in political management, would allow the Riddell Foundation . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Carleton makes amends … sort of

Alberta Diary: Preston Manning is no saint, as secretive Carleton University scheme illustrates

Preston Manning and his then-protégé Stephen Harper back in the day. Below: Mr. Manning as he now appears (United Church Observer photo): Alberta premier E.C. Manning, Preston Manning’s father; Mr. Harper as a Reform Party candidate.

Nowadays, folks think of Preston Manning as a benign force in Canadian politics – possibly because of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Preston Manning is no saint, as secretive Carleton University scheme illustrates