University of Ottawa Racism, Censorship and Abuse of Power
Allan Rock runs U of O like a police state.
by Stephen Lendman
In June 2008, Allan Rock became university president. He's a former Canadian politician and UN ambassador. He's a pro-Israeli flack. He supports its worst crimes.
His administration is unprincipled. It's marked by secrecy, political censorship, abuse of power, and repudiation of fundamental university values.
He targets academic and speech freedoms. He violates Canadian law.
Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states:
"Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association."
Article 7 assures "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person and the right not to be deprived thereof in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice."
Hardline rule is university policy. What Rocks says goes. Faculty and student activists are targeted, vilified, persecuted, suspended and dismissed.
Marc Kelly was an exemplary student. In October 2008, he was deregistered, expelled for a semester, and prevented from completing his final three courses to graduate.