Letter to the Fulcrum
The University of Ottawa
Hi Rob (Mr. Fishbook),
I'm responding to your article "Discourse restricted"
in the January 6-12 2005 edition of the Fulcrum.
My concern is that "political discourse" is NOT ALLOWED
AT ALL in the Agora and this "blatantly" contravenes
Section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
As the President/Party Leader of the Égalité Party of
Canada I strongly believe college and university campuses
are great places for political parties - such as mine -
to get started.
Incidentally, I called the Head of the Political Science
Department at Ottawa U. to see if she would have the plat-
form of my Party critiqued. She not only refused to return
my call, but Ottawa U. put a "call block" on my phone number.
Talk about "restricting" political discourse.
What are they "afraid" of? New,"fresh" ideas.
They obviously have a stake in believing in the "same-old,
same-old" (status quo).
I received the "same" negative response from Carleton U.
and the Université de Québec à Hull.
Why are they afraid of open discourse? What have they
got to hide? I smell something "fishy". Something smells
"rotten". Are the people running Ottawa U. crooks?
Why is the University "restricting" public discourse?
Is it because it gets all sorts of money from Government
and the Government doesn't want it fearing competition
from new political parties with fresh ideas that will
challenge the political party in power? Should that
be the case, is it NOT acting in a totalitarian fashion?
What is it afraid of if it's GOOD government? Crooked
government, I can understand. (Ha! Ha!)
The whole thing reminds me of when I was delivering my
Masters presentation on curriculum design at Carleton U.
in November 1997 and the Professor, Dr. Janice Yalden,
former Faculty of Arts Dean and former Head of the Depart-
ment of Linguistics at Carleton University, asked me to
sit down midway through my presentation because I was
disagreeing with the last 20 years of linguistic thought
regarding multilingualism when everything I was saying
was substantiated by the latest research and I, myself,
have studied nearly a dozen languages at University.
Needless to say I had to walk out of the program.
The moral of the story is that universities can "restrict"
discourse and they "actively" do so. But is it being done
at the behest of an illegimate, crooked government? That's
"the" question. I strongly suspect the answer is "yes".
Tell me is Ottawa U. "private" property? How can a "public"
post-secondary institution be on private property? If so,
who are the individuals that own it? Can you tell me? I'm
more than curious.
The Campus Police said that if I tried to promote my Party
on campus they'd charge me with trespassing on "private"
They've done it in the pass and the Police have laid the
charges. I called the Police and they confirmed this. When
asked what proof they had that Ottawa U. was "private pro-
perty", they could not provide me with any. How about that?
How bogus can our judicial system be? It reminds me of when
the Police charged me with making "harassing" phone calls
to my ex-wife so I could see my children without making a
Police report. In fact, they went "on record" as "refusing"
to do a Police report. So much for due process, eh?
When I asked the provincial Attorney General's Office "who
owned" the private property of Ottawa U. they could NOT tell
me and the Minister of Education did NOT return my calls to
let me know how it can be that Ottawa U. can claim to be on
private property and still refer to itself as a "public" post-
Have you ever heard of a public secondary having "only private
Anyways, I say, vote for the Égalité Party of Canada or don't
won't at all. :-D
5x Ottawa U. multilingual "magna cum laude" grad
President/Party Leader of the Égalité Party of Canada
Let's DEcriminalize Government: at ALL levels!