Law must be established on academic freedom, recommends commission

We must establish a law on academic freedom, recommends a commission

It is the former Minister of the Quebec Party Alexandre Cloutier who chairs the committee.

While Quebec has been shaken by debates concerning the use of the end word in certain courses, a commission recommends the establishment of a law on academic freedom. This law would define this concept and its inherent benefits.

The commission was led by the former minister and now vice-rector of the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Alexandre Cloutier, who presents it results Tuesday. Key players in the university community were heard between August 24 and 26 and August 31 to September 1.

According to the law in force, each university would set up a committee, whose mandate would consist in particular of settling disputes relating to academic freedom. This committee would also make recommendations to the person in charge of the school's policy, so that it can be modified.

The policy established in each university would be distinct. In an annual report to the Minister of Education, institutions should provide an account of an annual report on academic freedom, counting the number of disputes handled, in more detail on their nature.

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