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Balancing rights in UBC freedom of expression statement no easy task: observer

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 9:23 AM | By Ian Burns

Amid the simmering debate surrounding free speech on campus, the University of British Columbia has launched a process to develop a statement on freedom of expression for students, faculty and administrators. But a legal expert is saying finding that balance between free expression and other rights is a difficult one that hasn't been fully determined under the law.

In November 2017, UBC president Santa J. Ono released a draft statement of freedom of expression, which aimed to “vigorously promote and defend the freedoms necessary for the...