St. John’s lawyer Bob Buckingham weighs in on Memorial University of Newfoundland’s action to ban a student for peacefully protesting the senior administration.
Buckingham states, “This is one of the most disturbing pieces of news I have seen out of a university campus in all my years. This is an embarrassment to [the] whole community, academic and public. Whoever made such a horrendous decision should be forced to resign… The last terrible decision, not of this nature as I recall, was giving the honorary degree to PM Chrétien after he called in the RCMP against the demonstrators at the Summit at UBC. I stopped my contributions to MUN after that decision. Does Timmons not know why it is called Memorial and what freedoms it is supposed to represent and uphold? Another black mark against MUNL.”
Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.