Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dear Mr. Jean, While you are ensuring freedom of speech on campus please ensure the same at the GOA. I have been blocked from commenting from Premier Notley's Facebook page. I don't see why. It's a government media page. I should be allowed to comment. And yet I have been forbidden to comment like other Albertans. This is anti-democratic behaviour by the GOA and the Notley Team. I would encourage you to end this junk once you become the Premier of Alberta. Sincerely, Julie Ali On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Brian Jean wrote: Julie As premier, I'd protect freedom of speech on campus. We'd ensure that all student associations at universities and colleges across Alberta develop robust policies that protect free speech. Our province's democracy is built on free speech. Protesters shouldn't be allowed to silence speakers on campus and limit the cornerstone of our democracy. Dissent on issues shouldn't be shut down. Individuals should be able to speak their mind and debate issues as freely on campus as they are anywhere else. Universities and colleges should be bastions of free speech where students can debate the issues and challenge one another, including professors. Across North America colleges are beginning to stifle speech, especially conservative speech. This policy is a sincere attempt to maintain what universities should truly be – places for open dialogue and debate. When we limit those pillars of post-secondary institutions, we limit the freedom of Albertans.


From: Julie Ali <
Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Freedom of speech on Campus
To: Brian Jean <info@brianjean.ca>


Dear Mr. Jean,

While you are ensuring freedom of speech on campus please ensure the same at the GOA.

I have been blocked from commenting from Premier Notley's Facebook page.
I don't see why.
It's a government media page.
I should be allowed to comment.
And yet I have been forbidden to comment like other Albertans.

This is anti-democratic behaviour by the GOA and the Notley Team.
I would encourage you to end this junk once you become the Premier of Alberta.

Sincerely,

Julie Ali

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Brian Jean <info@brianjean.ca> wrote:

Julie

As premier, I'd protect freedom of speech on campus.
 
We'd ensure that all student associations at universities and colleges across Alberta develop robust policies that protect free speech.
 
Our province's democracy is built on free speech.
 
Protesters shouldn't be allowed to silence speakers on campus and limit the cornerstone of our democracy.
 
Dissent on issues shouldn't be shut down. Individuals should be able to speak their mind and debate issues as freely on campus as they are anywhere else.
 
Universities and colleges should be bastions of free speech where students can debate the issues and challenge one another, including professors. Across North America colleges are beginning to stifle speech, especially conservative speech. This policy is a sincere attempt to maintain what universities should truly be – places for open dialogue and debate.
 
When we limit those pillars of post-secondary institutions, we limit the freedom of Albertans.

I’m not afraid to share my priorities on policy with you. After all our grassroots members spent many years creating the authentic conservative policy book that forms the foundations of my policy positions.

That’s one of the reasons that independent, scientific polls show that under my leadership the UCP would win more seats than with any other leader. Let’s not risk giving the NDP a second term.

I’m the only candidate willing to stand up for free speech on Alberta’s campuses. If you support free speech on Alberta's campuses, please chip in $55 to my campaign here.

Sincerely, 

-Brian Jean

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