Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi adjourned a senate meeting early last night after several left-wing groups arrived in the chambers to protest the university’s draft statement on freedom of expression. The disruption delayed the senate’s vote on the draft, which if passed, would have been sent to the Board of Governors to form policy.
Toronto Mayor John Tory recently announced that he’s making affordable housing a top priority. But he’ll have to reconcile this commitment with what one charity, Fred Victor, is saying is a 100 per cent increase in homelessness over the past two years.
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The president of an on-campus socialist group, Socialist Fightback at Ryerson, had the microphone whisked away from him when he challenged the university senate at a town hall on Wednesday. Hermes Azam was trying to challenge the university senate during a meeting arranged by the provost’s office to discuss Ryerson’s draft statement on freedom of expression.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s demand for colleges and universities to develop free speech policies, or have their funding cut, will prevent left-wing groups from disrupting far-right events and pro-life displays on campus, according to a coalition of groups.
While the City of Toronto says there are about 7,000 people using its shelters every night, the real number could be upward of 9,000, according to Dixon Hall, an organization offering services to homeless and marginalized people in downtown Toronto.