December 19, 2017

Investigation into Lindsay Shepherd affair at Laurier U. to remain “shrouded in secrecy”

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Lindsay Shepherd controversy erupted last month after the first-year Communications Studies teaching assistant had the temerity to encourage a civil debate amongst her students on the topic of gender pronouns.

To foster an exchange of ideas, Shepherd played a clip from TVO public affairs show The Agenda featuring University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson.

A complaint led to a star chamber proceeding. Lindsay recorded the interrogation which received worldwide media coverage — for the most part condemning the University’s heavy-handed tactics against freedom of speech and expression.

In the aftermath, university president Deborah MacLatchy committed to an investigation further promising to act “on the recommendations that come out of the report.”

But, it has now been revealed that the results of the report won’t be made public!

If the recommendations in the report will remain secret and nobody other than a select few will know what what they are, then what was the point of having an investigation?

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commented 2017-12-22 02:02:09 -0500
And the local “news media” are where on this one??? Speaks volumes as to where “Canadian journalism” has descended…
commented 2017-12-21 16:23:37 -0500
The Left covering their tracks again…………..!
commented 2017-12-21 13:51:30 -0500
Teachers Unions are like the Mafia. They do what they want and we let them, because they are big and strong and drunk with their own power. Corrupt and poisoned with it. They have to be taken down.
commented 2017-12-20 13:41:13 -0500
Lindsay needs to sue them for damages to her career and her reputation. Maybe then we’ll get more details.
commented 2017-12-20 13:18:17 -0500
Paul, I have to disagree. Trudeau campaigned on open and transparent government in contrast to the secretive far right, dictator, Stephen Harper. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIxhmsSQsI4 ). He has fulfilled that promise has he not.. ?
commented 2017-12-20 13:03:49 -0500
- Of course the report won’t be made public. Transparency is to leftists what light is to cockroaches. They do everything in the dark. I hardly think that this is unique to this university. This is a bunch of leftist parasites trying to save their jobs & keep them in positions of power.
commented 2017-12-20 11:04:55 -0500
You know they’re hiding the facts and in damage control mode. If there’s nothing to hide then the report details would be revealed. They are protecting the bullies because they are all in on it.
commented 2017-12-20 03:21:05 -0500
Again… Just out of curiosity… And have any of the local news media given any coverage to this i.e. The Kitchener-Waterloo Record?… Radio?… Hello…
commented 2017-12-20 01:22:31 -0500
Would someone please tell me why tax money pays for pushing a singular ideology?
commented 2017-12-20 00:59:34 -0500
I think the most galling aspect to this scandal is that the nasty little three-toed nebbishes are getting away with it…
Just as they are getting away with it on a much larger level…the left in general getting away with the dismantling and destruction of the West!
This free-speech scandal will just disappear, tomorrow or the next day, in the torrent of all the other scandals and atrocities and mayhem perpetrated by the left and their crazy friends…the fascists.
commented 2017-12-20 00:37:53 -0500
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus—and became extinct.”
― Malcolm Muggeridge, Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society
commented 2017-12-19 23:56:48 -0500
All as prophesied by Malcolm Muggeridge:
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus—and became extinct.”
commented 2017-12-19 23:32:20 -0500
“Investigation into Lindsay Shepherd affair at Laurier U. to remain “shrouded in secrecy”

That’s how your hard core Bolsheviks operate Mandrake.
commented 2017-12-19 23:16:57 -0500
All as prophesied by Malcolm Muggeridge:
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus—and became extinct.”
commented 2017-12-19 23:16:50 -0500
All as prophesied by Malcolm Muggeridge:
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus—and became extinct.”
commented 2017-12-19 19:31:06 -0500
Alumni & the press should continue to pressure SWL to release the report in it’s entirety. If MacLatchy has any integrity at all, she would step down. This interrogation happened on her watch, and, her initial sorry not sorry public statement was ridiculous. The latest public statement is a minimal effort to accept SWL has a crumbling foundation….there is a reluctance to properly expose how deep this is.
There is an obvious management problem, the problem being no firings of radicalized professors and staff who behaved like the Gestapo. Secrecy breeds more attacks on free speech & those who support it.
Lindsay Shepherd should receive hefty financial compensation for the abuse she was subjected to by these power hungry leftist regressives!
commented 2017-12-19 19:26:35 -0500
More and more this is sounding like true sexual predation. Person in power backed up by other bud in power, who might share, with female enabler. Total fail because of a damn smart lady. Academia is is the next to fall.
commented 2017-12-19 19:00:40 -0500
Even after MacLatchy’s news release, Nathan Rambukkana still can not stop hyperventilating. Despite being thoroughly discredited, he still simply refuses to let this thing go.
I don’t know about Ontario but here in Alberta we can call the law society and arrange for a brief, free consultation with three lawyers.
I’m pretty sure the free advice from at least on of those three lawyers would go something like this:
“Mr. Rambukkana, you would do well to immediately STFU, go to a private place, and get right down on your knees, praying to the supreme being of your choice in sincere gratitude for whatever divine miracle is responsible for you still having a job.”

Some people just don’t get it…