Ubyssey Editorial Board

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There’s the old saying that universities are microcosms for society, which is why they’re the ideal training ground for student journalists. We’d like to take it a step further. Universities are part of our society, and their decisions have real consequences for everyone in it.

“Recently, a mistake made by the University of Alberta’s (U of A) student paper The Gateway was met with a lawsuit from Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton-Griesbach Kerry Diotte on the grounds of defamation. In our view, a lawsuit is not a proportional response to an honest — and since-corrected — misstep. It’s also not good for freedom of speech and of the press.“

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