Cornwall Ontario – I never graduated McGill University, but it is the only one I’ve attended as a student. I always thought that McGill was a shining beacon in Montreal, the city where I was born, something to be proud of for all of Canada.
Like many English institutions in la belle province it’s faced many challenges over the years, but it’s truly becoming disturbing to see this once mighty place of learning fall into disrepute.
Recently it failed to truly take a stand over the Igor Sadikov “Punch a Zionist” scandal. In 2017 there should be no tolerance or room for violence, especially on a campus of young people.
It’s even more boggling that the school itself seems to have taken more of a stand against Andrew Potter than Mr. Sadikov.
Andrew Potter was a former editor of the Ottawa Citizen. He wrote a piece for Maclean’s magazine that probably has drawn more eyeballs than any other piece of the long time mag in generations all because he pierced the insecurity and xenophobia that haunts so many in this province.
While he may have taken some flourishes, as his knee jerk politically correct apology for his column explained, ultimately he was
forced to resign his position as director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
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