A London, Ontario library is banning a free speech talk being hosted by an academic freedom group from renting its theatre, despite having a commitment to “intellectual freedom” and opposition to censorship. This type of no-platforming is becoming more and more common, however. True North’s Andrew Lawton discusses with Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship president Mark Mercer.
Also, weeks after we learned Volkswagen is getting $13 billion in taxpayer subsidies to build an electric vehicle battery plant, Stellantis is halting construction on its Windsor factory because it wants more money from the government. Aaron Wudrick from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute weighs in.