to the Fulcrum
The University of Ottawa
January 5th 2005
Hi Rob (Mr.
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: this "blatantly" contravenes Section
3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
As the President/Party Leader of the Égalité Party of Canada,
strongly believe college+university campuses are great places
for political parties - such as mine - to get started.
Incidentally, I called the Head of the Political Science Depart-
ment at Ottawa U. to see if she would have the platform 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?
They obviously have a stake in believing in the "same-old,
same-old" (FASCIST! POLICE STATE status quo).
I received the "same" NEGATIVE RESPONSE from Carle-
ton U. political science faculty as well as that of the Université
de Québec (on the other side of the Ottawa River) alleging that
by having my political party platform critiqued by their students
they'd be promoting my political party.
What are they afraid of?
THE QUESTION is
this: WHY! is the University "restricting"
The Government must have made it clear to them that it will NOT!
tolerate ANY! NEW POLITICAL PARTY with fresh ideas that will
upset the apple cart.
That is such A DANGEROUS, TOTALITARIAN RESPONSE to
the freedom of speech that it's CHILLINGLY OFFENSIVE.
OPEN, PUBLIC DISCOURSE IS VITAL TO DEMOCRACY+
FREEDOM: without it, there can only by TYRANNY!
whole thing reminds me of when I
was delivering my Masters
presentation on curriculum design at Carleton U. in November
1996 when my lingistics professor, Dr. Janice Yalden, former
Faculty of Arts Dean and former Head of the Department of
Linguistics at Carleton University, got up midway through my
presentation+asked me to sit down because I was disagreeing
with the last 20 years of linguistic thought regarding multilingual-
ism when everything I was saying was substantiated by the latest
avant-guard linguistic research FROM OUTSIDE! NORTH AME-
RICA and I, myself, had already studied nearly a dozen languages
at University earning TOP! MARKS making me an authority on the
Needless to say, I walked out of the program IN TOTAL! DISGUST,
Her response was an
that made me SICK! because it was UNWARRANTED+TOTALLY
DIGRACEFUL in a public institution of HIGHER LEARNING.
The moral of the
story is that
universities CAN+*DO* "restrict"
course and they do so "actively": IT'S FASCIST! MIND CONTROL.
PLUS! Ottawa U.
campus Police warned me that they'd charge me
with "trespassing on PRIVATE! PROPERTY" if I came on campus
and promoted my political party on the streets around the campus+
the Ottawa Police confirmed that they would lay the charges as they
have done so in the past.
When I asked the
campus Police for
PROOF! that Ottawa U. in fact
was private property they couldN'T! produce any.
It turns out that
STITUTIONS that are PUBLICLY FUNDED when NO ONE seems
to know who owns them.
That's NOT! baffling?
The Attorney General's Office who's responsible for the laying of
Police charges did NOT! know NOR! the Minitry of Education.
The É(eh)PC intends to solve this problem by nationalizing colleges
É(eh)PC will make sure that DISCOURSE
institutions of higher learning is NOT! RESTRICTED.
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
Ottawa U. grad
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm. (Honours), B.A.(Italian) "magna cum laude"
of the Égalité Party of Canada
Let's DEcriminalize Government: at ALL levels!