Not Reserving Judgment Episode 11: Should students be expelled for supporting Hamas?

On Episode 11 of Not Reserving Judgment, we talk about whether universities like TMU and York are infringing free speech by punishing students for their horrible opinions on Israel; we tell why a Saskatchewan cardiology clinic has left the public medicare system; and we discuss the Soviet-style ticketing of two men for having a private conversation on a Calgary train.

Stories and cases discussed in this week’s episode:

  • Two Calgary men charged for conversation on transit en route to 1 Million March 4 Children (Western Standard)
  • York University may withdraw recognition of student unions over statements about Hamas attack (Globe and Mail)
  • TDF defends the rights of transit users against anti-free speech transit bylaw (Democracy Fund)
  • Community update: York’s response to three student unions’ harmful statement (YFile)
  • Toronto Metropolitan University law students statement (
  • TMU response to law students’ letter (TMU)
  • Cardiology clinic becomes first in Saskatchewan to opt out of public health care (Globe and Mail)
  • Costa v Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, 2023 ONCA 673 (ONCA)
  • Chaplain General Direction on Chaplain’s Spiritual Reflection in Public Settings (
  • Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16 (SCC)
  • Michael Spratt tweet (
  • Nova Scotia offering 50 prizes worth $1,000 each for the best health-care ideas (CTV)

Not Reserving Judgment is a podcast hosted by Josh Dehaas, Joanna Baron, and Christine Van Geyn brought to you by the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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