587 Canadian academics condemn Stephen Harper’s racial hate propaganda

Open letter regarding Conservative Party campaign tactics

We are a diverse group of academics with different political views and different political allegiances. We are united by a common interest in the integrity of democratic processes and a concern about the ugly and dangerous turn we have recently witnessed in the election campaign. In democratic electoral politics there is an ethical line that distinguishes spirited partisan strategy from cynical tactics that betray the values of mutual respect and toleration that lie at the heart of civil democratic discourse. Honourable politicians do not cross that line even when they think doing so will be politically advantageous. Disreputable politicians ignore the line when they find it convenient to do so.

The Conservative Party under Stephen Harper has already come perilously close to this line by suggesting that religion is an appropriate basis to select refugees and by fanning fears of terrorism as a pretext for revoking citizenship from some Canadians. Distinguishing ‘old-stock’ Canadians from new ones was also divisive and problematic. Increasingly, the Conservatives seem to have been opting for a particularly nasty form of “wedge politics”.

However, by injecting the inflammatory rhetoric of ‘barbaric cultural practices’ into the current campaign, the Conservative Party has flagrantly crossed the line. The repeated use of this phrase along with a proposed tip line to root out undesirables are cynically calculated to distract and divide citizens by insinuating that some law abiding and peaceful members of the community are freedom-hating barbarians who threaten Canadian society. The Conservatives know that Canada faces no such threat and that the vast majority of citizens, irrespective of their religious commitments or cultural backgrounds, embrace the basic rights and liberties upon which our democracy is based. By conjuring up a phantom menace to the country and implying that some immigrants and religious minorities are enemies, the Conservatives hope to pit Canadians against one another. Like many sophisticated forms of vicious propaganda, the invocation of barbarism is meant to create fear and anxiety rather than to identify a real problem.

We enjoy the rule of law in Canada and it requires the equal application of the law. Those who break the law should be treated within a common system of criminal justice. A special mechanism that targets some minorities for extra scrutiny is as unnecessary as it is odious. The devious strategists who have devised this campaign know that their objectives are not well served by employing racist or anti-religious epithets, so they ask us to imagine unspecified but supposedly real barbarians. So we are encouraged to demonize those who are different from ourselves and whose religious or cultural practices we do not share or understand. In the present context, this is hate mongering, and it has no place in Canadian democracy.

We do not deny that there is room to discuss and debate how contemporary democracies should respond to religious, cultural and linguistic pluralism. Indeed, Canadian legal and political theory is at the forefront of exploring such matters. But a common point of departure for these debates and discussions is a commitment to civility, decency and toleration. Toleration does not require that one like or endorse the cultural or religious practices of others, but it does require that we refrain from insulting the dignity of those with whom we disagree. The Conservatives have shown contempt for a politics of mutual respect. We condemn the unethical Conservative strategy that brings shame to Canadian politics. We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate. Instead let us embrace a nobler vision of civil discourse that is truly oriented to achieving the common good for all Canadians.

Signed,

Daniel Weinstock, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Colin Macleod, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Faculty of Law, Victoria University

Jocelyn Maclure, Professeur, Faculté de philosophie, Université Laval

Avigail Eisenberg, Professor, Department of Political Science, Victoria University

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Adam Sneyd Associate Professor Political Science University of Guelph
Adele Perry Professor History University of Manitoba
Adelle Blackett Full Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
Adriana Benzaquen Associate Professor History Mount Saint Vincent University
Adrienne Sehatzadeh Instructional Designer Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University
Afua Cooper Associate Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Ailsa Craig Associate Professor Sociology Memorial University
Ailsa M.Watkinson Professor Social Work University of Regina
Ajay Parasram Doctoral Candidate Political Science Carleton University
Alain-G. Gagnon Professor Political Science Université du Québec à Montréal
Alana Klein Assistant Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
Alex Khasnabish Associate Professor Sociology & Anthropology Mount Saint Vincent University
Alexander Dawson Professor History Simon Fraser University
Alexandra Dobrowolsky Professor Political Science Saint Mary’s University
Alistair Macleod Professor Emeritus Philosophy Queen’s University
Allan Greer Professor History McGill University
Allan Manson Professor Law Queen’s University
Allan Moscovitch Professor Social Work Carleton University
Amal Ghazal Associate Professor History Dalhousie University
Amanda Goodman Assistant Professor Dept. for the Study of Religion University of Toronto
Amarnath Amarasingam SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Resilience Research Centre Dalhousie University
Amy Bell Associate Professor History Huron University College
Amy Bombay Assistant Professor Psychiatry Dalhousie University
Amy Mullin Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
André Magnan Associate Professor Sociology and Social Studies University of Regina
Andreas Motsch Associate Professor French University of Toronto
Andrew Biro Professor Politics Acadia University
Andrew G. Horn PhD Department of Biology Dalhousie University
Andrew M. Wender Assistant Teaching Professor Political Science, History, and Religious Studies University of Victoria
Andrew M. Wender Assistant Teaching Professor Departments of Political Science and History, and Religious Studies Program University of Victoria
Andrew O’Malley Associate Professor English Ryerson University
Andrew Rippin Professor Emeritus History University of Victoria
Angus Taylor Continuing Sessional Instructor Philosophy University of Victoria
Ann McDougall Professor History and Classics University of Alberta
Anna Guttman Professor English Lakehead University
Anna Skorzewska Assistant Professor Medicine University of Toronto
Annalee Lepp Associate Professor Women’s Studies University of Victoria
Annalee Yassi Professor School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia
Anne Fleming Associate Professor Creative Studies University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Anne-Marie D’Aoust Assistant Professor Political Science Université du Québec à Montréal
Anver Emon Professor and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law Law University of Toronto
Arash Abizadeh Associate Professor Political Science McGill University
Arlene McLaren Professor Emerita Sociology and Anthropology Simon Fraser University
Audrey Kobayashi Professor Geography Queen’s University
Audrey Macklin Professor and Chair in Human Rights Law University of Toronto
Audrey Yap Associate Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
Avi Goldberg Teacher of Sociology Social and Cultural Sciences Vanier College
Avigail Eisenberg Professor Political Science University of Victoria
Barbara Cameron Associate Professor Political Science York University
Barbara Neis University Research Professor Sociology Memorial University
Barbara Thériault Professor Sociology Université de Montréal
Becky Lentz Associate Professor Art History/Comm Studies McGill University
Benjamin L. Berger Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Students) Osgoode Hall Law School York University
Benjamin Wald PhD Student Philosophy University of Toronto
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Bianca Dahl Assistant Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Brad Kent Associate Professor Departement des Littératures Université Laval
Brad McKenzie Professor Emeritus Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
Brenda Beagan Full Professor Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University
Brenda Cossman Professor Faculty of Law University of Toronto
Brenda Hattie PhD (c) Women’s Studies Mount Saint Vincent University
Brian Cowan Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History History & Classical Studies McGill University
Brian Gettler Assistant Professor History University of Toronto
Brian Lewis Professor History McGill University
Brishkai Lund Adjunct Professor Women’s Studies University of Victoria
Bryan Peeler Instructor Political Studies University of Manitoba
C. Lesley Biggs Associate Professor History and Women’s and Gender Studies University of Saskatchewan
Carl Bouchard Associate Professor History Universite de Montreal
Carla Fehr Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, Associate Professor Philosophy University of Waterloo
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Carol Schick Associate Professor Faculty of Education University of Regina
Caroline Andrew Professeure Émerite Centre en Gouvernance Université d’Ottawa
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Catherine Donovan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Memorial University
Catherine Kellogg Associate Professor Political Science University of Alberta
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Cecilia Morgan Professor Curriculum, Teaching and Learning University of Toronto
Charles Taylor Professor Emeritus Philosophy McGill University
Charmain Levy Professor Social Scienes Université du Québec en Outaouais
Chike Jeffers Associate Professor Philosophy Dalhousie University
Chris Beyers Associate Professor International Development Studies Trent University
Christabelle Sethna Associate Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Christian Nadeau Professeur titulaire Philosophy Université de Montréal
Christiane Lahaie Full Professor Lettres et communications Université de Sherbrooke
Christina Baade Associate Professor Communication Studies and Multimedia McMaster University
Christina Luckyj Professor English Dalhousie University
Christine Boyle Professor Emeritus Law University of British Columbia
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Christine Koggel Professor Philosophy Carleton University
Christine Logel Assistant Professor Social Development Studies University of Waterloo
Christine Straehle Associate Professor Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Ottawa
Christopher John ‘nob’ Doran Professor Social Sciences University of New Brunswick
Colin Coates Associate Professor Canadian Studies Glendon College, York University
Coll Thrush Associate Professor History University of British Columbia
Colleen O’Manique Associate Professor Gender & Women’s Studies/International Development Studies Trent University
Corrie Scott Assistant professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Courtney Jung Professor Political Science University of Toronto
Cristina Rojas Full Professor Political Science Carleton University
Cynthia Alexander Full Professor Department of Political Studies Acadia University
Daniel Rück Assistant Professor History University of Ottawa
Dario Perinetti Associate Professor Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
Darlene Juschka Associate Professor Women’s and Gender Studies University of Regina
David Alper Professor Social Work Université de Saint-Boniface
David Brackett Associate Professor Music Research McGill University
David DeVidi Professor Philosophy University of Waterloo
David G. Smith Associate Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
David Grondin Associate Professor School of Political Studies University of Ottawa
David Hunter Associate Professor Philosophy Ryerson University
David Jefferess Associate Professor Cultural Studies Program University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
David Kahane Professor Political Science University of Alberta
David Koussens Professor Law Université de Sherbrooke
David Leahy Part-Time Faculty Études anglaises et interculculturels Université de Sherbrooke
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David Scott Associate Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
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David Webster Associate Professor History Bishop’s University
Dayna McLeod Assistant Professor Department of Communication Studies Concordia University
Debra J. Davidson Professor Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology University of Alberta
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Denis Smith Professor Emeritus Political Science University of Western Ontario
Denise L. Spitzer Professor Instiute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Denise Reaume Professor Law University of Toronto
Desmond Morton Professor Emeritus History and Canadian Studies McGill University
Diane Lamoureux Full Professor Science politique Université Laval
Dianne Pothier Professor Emeritus Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University
Dimitrios Karmis Associate Professor Political Studies University of Ottawa
Dominique Bourque Associate Professor Institute of feminist ans gender studies University of Ottawa
Dominique Caouette Professeur agrégé Science politique Université de Montréal
Dominique Leydet Professor Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
Dominique Masson Full Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Don Stuart Professor Law Queen’s University
Donald Galloway Professor Faculty of Law University of Victoria
Donald Goellnicht Professor English & Cultural Studies McMaster University
Donna Young Assistant Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Doris R. Jakobsh Associate Professor Religious Studies University of Waterloo
Dorota Glowacka Full Professor Contemporary Studies Programme University of King’s College
Douglas Barbour Professor Emeritus English & Film Studies University of Alberta
Eddy Ng Professor Rowe School of Business Dalhousie University
Edith Snook Professor English University of New Brunswick
Edward Andrew Professor Emeritus Political Science University of Toronto
Edward Little Professor Theatre Concordia University
Elaine Power Associate Professor School of Kinesiology & Health Studies Queen’s University
Eleanor MacDonald Associate Professor Political Studies Queen’s University
Elise Chenier Professor History Simon Fraser University
Elizabeth Elbourne Associate Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
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Elizabeth Vibert Associate History University of Victoria
Elke Winter Associate Professor Sociology & Anthropology University of Ottawa
Elsbeth Heaman Associate Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
Elspeth Tulloch Associate Professor Département des littératures Université Laval
Emerson Doyle Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Huron University College
Emily Varto Assistant Professor Classics Dalhousie University
Eric Lewis Associate Professor, Institute Director Philosophy/Director IPLAI McGill University
Eric Mykhalovskiy Associate Professor Sociology York University
Eric Tucker Professor Law Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Eric W Sager Professor History Department University of Victoria
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Evan Tiffany Associate Professor Philosophy Simon Fraser University
Eveline Milliken Associate Professor Social Work University of Manitoba
Faith Wallis Associate Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
Feng Xu Associate Professor Political Science University of Victoria
Feyzi Baban Associate Professor Political Studies and International Development Studies Trent University
Fiona S. Martin Assistant Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Florence Stratton Associate Professor Emerita English University of Regina
Frances Abele Professor School of Public Policy and Administration Carleton University
Francois Crepeau Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
Francoise Baylis Professor and Canada Research Chair Novel Tech Ethics Dalhousie University
Frank Cunningham Professor Emeritus Philosophy & Political Science University of Toronto
Freya Kodar Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Victoria
Friedemann Brauer Technician Physics & Atmospheric Science Dalhousie University
G. Anthony Bruno Faculty lecturer Philosophy University of Toronto Scarborough
Gary Kibbins Associate Professor Film & Media Queen’s University
Gavin Fridell Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair International Development Studies Saint Mary’s University
Gavin Smith Professor Emeritus Anthropology University of Toronto
Gemma Smyth Associate Professor Law University of Windsor
Genevieve Creighton Postdoctoral Fellow Pediatrics University of British Columbia
Genevieve Fuji Johnson Associate Professor Political Science Simon Fraser University
Geoffrey Whitehall Professor Politics Acadia University
George Ross Professor Political science University of Montreal
Georges Leroux Professor Emeritus Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
Gillian Creese Professor & Acting Director Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Sociology Justice and Sociology Department University of British Columbia
Gillian Poulter Associate Professor History & Classics Acadia University
Grace Huny Assistant Professor Philosophy Western Kentucky University
Grace Warner Associate Professor School of Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University
Gregory Baum Professor Emeritus Religious Studies McGill University
Gregory Betts Associate Professor English/Canadian Studies Brock University
Gregory Blue Professor Emeritus History University of Victoria
Gregory Lavers Associate Professor Philosophy Concordia University
Gu Bellemare Professeur titulaire Industrial Relations Université du Québec en Outaouais
Gustavo Indart Associate Professor Economics University of Toronto
Guy Chiasson Full Professor Social Sciences Université du Québec en Outaouais
Gwen Chapman Professor Food, Nutrition and Health British Columbia
Gwendolyn Gosek Instructor II Social Work University of Manitoba
Haideh Moghissi Professor Emerita Equity Studies York University
Hannah Smythe MSW Student Social Work Dalhousie University
Haroon Akram-Lodhi Professor International Development Studies Trent University
Harriet Friedmann Professor Emerita Sociology University of Toronto
Harriet Sonne de Torrens Academic Librarian Library & Dept. of Visual Studies University of Toronto
Harry Glasbeek Professor Emeritus Law York University
Hasana Sharp Associate Professor Philosophy McGill University
Heather Smyth Associate Professor Department of English Language and Literature University of Waterloo
Heather Zwicker Professor English and Film Studies University of Alberta
Helga Kristín Hallgrímsdóttir Associate Professor Sociology University of Victoria
Hepzibah Munoz Assistant Professor History and Politics University of New Brunswick
Holtz Grégoire Associate Professor French University of Toronto
Howard Ramos Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Hugh Shewell Associate Professor, Graduate Supervisor Social Work Carleton University
Iain Macdonald Professeur titulaire Philosophie Université de Montréal
Ian Gold Associate Professor Philosophy /  Psychiatry McGill University
Ian McKay Professor History Queen’s University
Iman Mersal Associate Professor MLCS University of Alberta
Isabelle Cochelin Associate Professor History University of Toronto
Isabelle Martin Professeure adjointe École de relations industrielles Université de Montréal
Ishita Pande Associate Professor History Queen’s University
J.S. McIntosh Senior Lecturer Philosophy Simon Fraser University
Jacky Vallée Teacher Social and Cultural Sciences Vanier College
Jacob T. Levy Professor Political Science McGill University
Jacqueline Solway Professor International Development Studies/Anthropology Trent University
Jacqueline Wallace, PhD Associate Researcher Critical Disability Studies Concordia University
James Davies PhD Candidate Philosophy University of Toronto
James J. Brittain Associate Professor Sociology Acadia University
James Lawson Associate Professor Political Science University of Victoria
James Moore Distinguished Professor Emeritus Political Science Concordia University
James Mulvale Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
James O. Young Professor, FRSC Philosophy University of Victoria
James Orbinski Full Professor Health Sciences Laurier University
James Tully Professor Emeritus Political Science University of Victoria
Jane Dryden Associate Professor Philosophy Department Mount Allison University
Janet McVittie Assistant Professor Educational Foundations University of Saskatchewan
Janet Mosher Associate Professor Osgoode Hall Law School York University
Janice Boddy Full Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Janice Dodd Professor Women’s and Gender Studies University of Manitoba
Janice Williamson Professor English & Film Studies University of Alberta
Janine Brodie Professor Political Science University of Alberta
Jarrett Rudy Associate Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
Jasminka Kalajdzic Associate Professor Law University of Windsor
Jason Haslam Associate Professor English Dalhousie University
Javier Mignone Associate Professor Community Health Sciences The University of Manitoba
Jean-Sebastien Guy Assistant Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Jeji Varghese Assistant Professor Sociology and Anthropology University of Guelph
Jennie Abell Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Ottawa
Jennifer Dyer Associate Professor Communication Studies Memorial University
Jennifer Jenkins Associate Professor of History History University of Toronto
Jennifer L. Schulz Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Manitoba
Jennifer Nedelsky Professor Law and Political Science University of Toronto
Jennifer Selby Associate Professor Religious Studies Memorial University
Jennifer Stamp Senior Instructor Psychology & Neuroscience Dalhousie University
Jennifer Szende Department of Philosophy Trent University
Jenny Burman Associate Professor Art History and Communication Studies McGill University
Jeremy Davis Graduate Student Philosophy University of Toronto
Jerry Spiegel Professor Liu Institute for Global Issues University of British Columbia
Jesook Song Associate Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Jessica Clark Assistant Professor History Brock University
Jessica Roda Assistant Professor Sociology and Anthropology Concordia University
Jill Didur Associate Professor English Concordia University
Jill Hanley Associate Professor School of Social Work McGill University
Jim Clifford Assistant Professor History University of Saskatchewan
Joan Durrant Professor Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
Joanna Quinn Associate Professor Political Science University of Western Ontario
Joao Velloso Assistant Professor Faculty of Law University of Ottawa
Joel Bakan Professor Law University of British Columbia
John C. Ball Professor English University of New Brunswick
John Holmes Professor Emeritus Geography and Planning Queen’s University
John Kirk Professor Spanish/Latin American Studies Dalhousie University
John McLaren Professor Emeritus Law University of Victoria
John W. Marshall Associate Professor Study of Religion University of Toronto
Jon Church Professor Medicine Memorial University
Jonathan Bordo Professor and Director Cultural Studies Trent University
Jonathan Roberts Assistant Professor History Mount Saint Vincent University
Jordan Stanger-Ross Associate Professor History University of Victoria
José Antonio GIménez Micó Professor Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Concordia University
Joseph H. Carens Professor Political Science University of Toronto
Joseph Heath Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
Joyce Green Professor Political and International Studies University of Regina
Judith Hughes Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
Judith Szapor Assistant Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
Judy White Associate Professor, Dean Faculty of Social Work University of Regina
Julie Lavigne Associate Professor Sexology Université du Québec à Montréal
Julie M. Simmons Associate Professor Political Science University of Guelph
Julie Macfarlane Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Law University of Windsor
Julie Rak Full Professor English and Film Studies University of Alberta
Justin Paulson Associate Professor Sociology & Anthropology Carleton University
Karen Dubinsky Professor Global Development Studies/History Queen’s University
Karen Duncan Associate Professor Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
Karen Foster Assistant Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Karine Levasseur Associate Professor Political Studies University of Manitoba
Karine Vanthuyne Assistant Professor Sociology & Anthropology University of Ottawa
Karolina Hübner Associate Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
Katherine Harman Associate Professor School of Physiotheray Dalhousie University
Katherine Spring Associate Professor English & Film Studies Wilfrid Laurier University
Kathleen James-Cavan Associate Professor English University of Saskatchewan
Kelly Goode Instructor School of English
Kendra Nixon Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
Kenneth C. Dewar Professor Emeritus History Mount Saint Vincent University
Keri Cronin Associate Professor Visual Arts Brock University
Kevin Hewitt Associate Professor Physics and Atmospheric Science Dalhousie University
Kevin Purbhoo Associate Professor Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo
Kim Rygiel Associate Professor Political Science Wilfrid Laurier University
Kirstin Borgerson Associate Professor Philosophy Dalhousie University
Klaus Jahn Assistant Teaching Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
Korinne Loomis Social Worker, BSW, MSW Student Social Work Dalhousie University
Krista Maxwell Assistant Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Kristin Norget Associate Professor Anthropology McGill University
Kristina Llewellyn Associate Professor Social Development Studies Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Laila Parsons Associate Professor History and Classical Studies/Islamic Studies McGill University
Lara Karaian Associate Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice Carleton University
Larry McCann Professor Emeritus Geography University of Victoria
Laura Madokoro Assistant Professor Department of History and Classical Studies McGill University
Laura Moss Associate Professor English University of British Columbia
Laurel Bowman  Assistant Professor Greek and Roman Studies University of Victoria
Lauren Leydon-Hardy Doctoral Candidate Philosophy Northwestern University
Lauren Sneyd Assistant Professor Development Studies St. Francis Xavier
Laurence Bherer Associate Professor Political Science Université de Montréal
Laurence J Kirmayer James McGill Professor Psychiatry McGill University
Laurence Messier Teacher History Vanier College
Laurie Adkin Associate Professor Political Science University of Alberta
Lawrence Deane Associate Professor Social Work University of Manitoba
Leah Levac Assistant Professor Political Science University of Guelph
Len Findlay Professor English University of Saskatchewan
Leslie Brown Professor Sociology & Anthropology Mount Saint Vincent University
Linda Cullum Associate Professor Sociology Memorial University
Linda Steer Associate Professor Visual Arts Brock University
Lindsay DuBois Associate Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Lisa Barg Associate Professor Schulich School of Music McGill University
Lisa Chalykoff Assistant Teaching Professor English University of Victoria
Lisa Doolittle Professor Theatre and Dramatic Arts University of Lethbridge
Lisa McKeown PhD Candidate Philosophy New School for Social Research
Lisa Shapiro Professor Philosophy Simon Fraser University
Liz Fitting Associate Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Lois Harder Professor Department of Political Science University of Alberta
Lorenz Luthi Associate Professor History McGill University
Louis-Philippe Lampron Professeur agrégé Faculté de droit Université Laval
Louise Boivin Professor Industrial Relations Université du Québec en Outaouais
Louise Langevin Professeur titulaire Droit Université Laval
Louise Rolingher Contract Instructor History & Classics University of Alberta
Luc Bégin Professeur titulaire Philosophie Université Laval
Luc Juillet Professor Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Ottawa
Luc Turgeon Associate Professor School of Political Studies University of Ottawa
Lucian M. Ashworth Professor & HoD Political Science Memorial University
Luis van Isschot Assistant Professor History University of Toronto
Makere Stewart-Harawira Professor Educational Policy Studies University of Alberta
Malcolm Griffin Associate Professor (Retired) Mathematics and Statistics Queen’s University
Malcolm Maclure Professor Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics University of British Columbia
Malinda S Smith Associate Professor Political Science University of Alberta
Mana Gebreyohannes Master Social Work Dalhousie University
Maneesha Deckha Associate Professor Law University of Victoria
Marc Epprecht Professor Global Development Studies Queen’s University
Marc Spooner Associate Professor Education University of Regina
Margaret Cameron Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
Margaret Denike Associate Professor Political Science Dalhousie University
Margaret Little Professor Political Studies/ Gender Studies Queen’s University
Margaret Pappano Associate Professor English Literature and Language Queen’s University
Margaret Walton-Roberts Professor Balsillie School of International Affairs Wilfrid Laurier University
Margot Young Professor Allard School of Law University of British Columbia
Marguerite Deslauriers Professor Philosophy McGill University
Marguerite MacKenzie Professor Emerita Linguistics Memorial University
Maria Ines Martinez Associate Professor French, Spanish and Italian University of Manitoba
Mariam Pirbhai Associate Professor English Wilfrid Laurier University
Marie Battiste Professor Educational Foundations University of Saskatchewan
Marie-Joëlle Zahar Professor Political Science Université de Montréal
Marie-Josée Massicotte Associate professor Political Studies Université d’Ottawa
Marika Warren Assistant Professor Bioethics Dalhousie University
Marilyn Porter Professor Emerita Sociology Memorial University
Marion Brown Associate Professor social work Dalhousie University
Marjorie Stone Professor and McCulloch Chair English Dalhousie University
Mark CJ Stoddart Associate Professor Sociology Memorial University
Mark Daku Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Health and Social Policy McGill University
Mark Fedyk Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy Mount Allison University
Mark Jones Professor English Queen’s University
Martha Jackman Professor Law Université d’Ottawa
Martha Radice Associate Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Martha Shaffer Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Toronto
Martin Bunton Associate Professor History University of Victoria
Martin Klein Professor Emeritus History Unversity of Toronto
Martin Laberge Professeur agrégé Sciences sociales Université du Québec en Outaouais
Martin Papillon Associate Political science Université de Montréal
Martine Delvaux Full professor Études littéraires Université du Québec à Montréal
Marty Leonard Professor Biology Dalhousie University
Mary Chapman Professor English University of British Columbia
Mary Jane Mossman Professor of Law Osgoode Hall Law School York University
Mary Liston Assistant Professor Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia
Mary Louise Adams Professor Kinesiology Queen’s University
Mary Lynn Stewart Professor Emerita Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Simon Fraser University
Mary Rimmer Professor English University of New Brunswick
Mathieu Marion Professor Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
Matt James Associate Professor Political Science University of Victoria
Matt Soar Associate Professor Communication Studies Concordia University
Matthew LeRiche Visiting Assistant Professor Political Science Memorial University
Mavis Fenn Associate Professor Religious Studies University of Waterloo
Megan Daves Associate Professor Social Science York University
Melanie Adrian Assistant Professor Law and Legal Studies Carleton University
Melissa Williams Professor Department of Political Science University of Toronto
Michael Frishkopf Full Professor Music University of Alberta
Michael Hawley Associate Professor Humanities Mount Royal University
Michael Lambek, FRSC Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
Michael MacMillan Professor Political & Canadian Studies Mount Saint Vincent University
Michael Orsini Full Professor School of Political Studies | Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Michael V. Smith Associate Professor Creative Studies University of British Columbia
Michel Seymour Full Professor Philosophy Université de Montréal
Micheline Hughes PhD Student Native Studies University of Manitoba
Michelle Cho Assistant Professor East Asian Studies McGill University
Miguel Torrens Librarian IV Libraries University of Toronto
Minelle Mahtani Associate Professor Human Geography University of Toronto Scarborough
Miriam Smith Professor Department of Social Science York University
Mohammad Fadel Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Toronto
Moira Howes Associate Professor Philosophy Trent University
Monica Patterson Assistant Professor Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies Carleton University
Monique Deveaux Professor Philosophy University of Guelph
Mythili Rajiva Associate Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
Nadine Attewell Associate Professor English and Cultural Studies McMaster University
Nancy Bertoldi Associate Professor Political Science University of Toronto
Narendra Subramanian Associate Professor Political Science McGill University
Natalie Beausoleil Associate Professor Community Health and Humanities, Medicine Memorial University
Natalie Carlino Professor Sociology Vanier College
Natalie Zemon Davis, C.C. Adjunct Professor History University of Toronto
Nathalie Casemajor Associate Professor Social sciences Université du Québec en Outaouais
Nathalie Mondain Associate Professor Sociology and anthropology University of Ottawa
Nicholas Ray Adjunct Professor Philosophy University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
Nicolas Fillion Assistant Professor Philosophy Simon Fraser University
Nicolas Sallée Professeur adjoint Sociologie Université de Montréal
Nicole Markotic Professor English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing University of Windsor
Nicole O’Byrne Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of New Brunswick
Nicole O’Byrne Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of New Brunswick
Nicole Power Associate Professor Sociology Memorial University
Nigel DeSouza Sessional Professor Philosophy University of Ottawa
Nik Luka Associate Professor Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning McGill University
Niki Kiepek Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University
Nima Naghibi Associate Professor English Ryerson University
Nissim Mannathukkaren Associate Professor International Development Studies Dalhousie University
Pablo Gilabert Associate Professor Philosophy Concordia University
Pamela E. Klassen Professor Study of Religion University of Toronto
Pamela Miller Retired Osler Library McGill University
Pascale Dufour Full Professor Political Science University of Montreal
Patricia D. McGuire Faculty Social Work Carleton University
Patricia Dold Associate Professor Religious Studies Memorial University
Patricia Rae Full Professor English Queen’s University
Patrick Fafard Associate Professor Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Ottawa
Patrick Macklem Professor Faculty of Law Unversity of Toronto
Patrick Turmel Associate Professor Philosophy Université Laval
Patrizia Gentile Associate Professor Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies/Human Rights Carleton University
Paul Bramadat Associate Professor and Director Centre for Studies in Religion and Society University of Victoria
Paul Leduc Browne Professeur Département des sciences sociales Université du Québec en Outaouais
Paul Morris Associate Professor English Université de Saint-Boniface
Paul Orlowski Associate Professor Educational Foundations University of Saskatchewan
Paul Shaffer Associate Professor Intl. Development Studies Trent University
Paul Yachnin Professor Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas McGill University
Pauline Gardiner Barber Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
Peter C. van Wyck Professor Department of Communication Studies Concordia University
Peter Dietsch Associate Professor Philosophy Université de Montréal
Peter Ives Professor Political Science University of Winnipeg
Peter Stoett Professor Political Science Concordia University
Peter Walmsley Professor English and Cultural Studies McMaster University
Philip S. Zachernuk Associate Professor History Dalhousie University
Phyllis L. F. Rippey Associate Professor School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies University of Ottawa
Pierre Bosset Professor Law Université du Québec à Montréal
Pierre-Yves Bonin Professeur titulaire Philosophie et des arts UQTR
Rachael Van Fossen Affiliate Associate Professor Theatre Concordia University
Rachel Berger Associate Professor History Concordia University
Rachel Brickner Associate Professor Politics Acadia University
Rachel Warburton Associate Professor English Lakehead University
Rahul Kumar Associate Professor Philosophy Queen’s University
Randall Hansen Full Professor Political Science University of Toronto
Randy Allen Harris Professor English Language and Literature University of Waterloo
Rebecca Coulter Professor Emerita Faculty of Education University of Western Ontario
Rebecca Johnson Professor Faculty of Law University of Victoria
Rebecca Kingston Professor Political Science University of Toronto
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Rémi Léger Assistant Professor Political Science Simon Fraser University
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Reuben Rose-Redwood Associate Professor Department of Geography University of Victoria
Rianne Mahon Professor Political Science Wilfrid Laurier University
Richard Moon Professor Law University of Windsor
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Robin Whitaker Associate Professor Anthropology Memorial University
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Ryoa Chung Associate Professor Philosophy Université de Montréal
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13 Responses to 587 Canadian academics condemn Stephen Harper’s racial hate propaganda

  1. Midnight says:

    I think someone or a group should determine if there is a case against Harper for systematic violation (directly or indirectly through provocation) of the Criminal Code Article 319.

    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-46/page-166.html

  2. t thompson says:

    This has nothing to do with the picture post of MP’s Kelly Block on facebook. Canadians cant do anything about letting everyone come into our country and use up our resources.

    • Morley Bolero says:

      t thompson…obviously you aren’t an academic. Your post makes no sense at all.

    • CG says:

      It’s not everyone, just refugees, honest immigrants are not elligible to any bennefits or any social assistance and can’t be sponsored, they need to get work permitt to work their ass off and to get through pregatory and hell of expenses and biurocracy to be apble to pay taxes in this country and if they are lucky to call their new home, where people coming in with nothing to offer for this county and complaining how bad it is here are met with hands wide opened… Does that make any sense of fairness???

  3. Jack Guenther says:

    Isn’t it strange when i had my picture taken for my drivers licence and passport i had to remove my glasses, why?I imagine some people some how don’t understand that we are recognized by our faces. if you went to a circus and a clown comes up to you and smiles and waves a little bit doesn’t say anything, you find out later it was your brother. It blows you away, how did i not recognize him? It’s the same thing when these clowns come into our country covered head to toe with just a narrow slit for the eyes and DEMAND they want their Canadian citizenship picture taken that way and Mulcair and boy Trudeau call it discrimination. Wanting to wear the Niqab and Burga here in Canada is a Trojan Horse, you can hide a lot stuff under those tents.

    • Kat says:

      Actually they aren’t. Anyone who comes in with a burqa has to be identified in private by a female before being allowed into Canada. We don’t let people in without seeing their faces.

  4. Evelyn Patriquin says:

    High minded hate still equals hate. So 587 academics” condemn ” Stephen Harper do they? I would have expected academics to give me and my fellow Canadians the free space and courtesy to use my own skills and discernment to read each platform there is for me to choose from and make my own informed decision. This group has simply joined a long line of hate that has run rampant during this election cycle to pressure Canadians from Facebook posts, shares, tweets, emails, messages, videos, open letters and more. If HATE was on the ballot it would win hands down. Please stop with the hate everyone. If one’s driving force to vote is “hate” what will be created from that no matter who is governing this beautiful country? As Gandhi so eloquently said “You must BE the change you wish to see in the world”. We each have the choice. Thank you for reading this. Evelyn

    • Anonymous says:

      Your second sentence is incorrect. You need to read the headline again.

      • Evelyn Patriquin says:

        quote “587 Canadian academics condemn Stephen Harper’s racial hate propaganda”. So 587 academics “condemn” Stephen Harper’s racial hate propaganda do they? I would have expected academics to give me and my fellow Canadians the free space and courtesy to,use my own skills and discernment to read each platform there is for me to choose from and make my own informed decision. This group has simply joined a long line of hate that has run rampant during this election cycle to pressure Canadians from Facebook posts, shares, tweets, emails, messages, videos, open letters and more. If HATE was on the ballot it would win ha do down. Please stop with the hate everyone. If one’s driving force to vote is “hate” what will be created from that no matter who,is governing this beautiful country? “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Gandhi. Thank you for reading this. Evelyn

  5. Kuda says:

    I am an immigrant myself from Africa. I am supporter of Harper. I am an engineer and a physicists. I am not biased or prejudice or hateful against any human that has a breath. I believe in equality, justice, fairness, impartiality, treatment of all human being with dignity regardless colour, race, religion or tribe or ethnic or creed or nationality, birth place with the exception from all theses Islam. Mr. Harper was right and I know for sure what Islam with 100% knowledge of it.
    Mr.conservatives were perfect. All these open letter writer Professors are fools in full. They have not known anything. Professorship does not mean they have wisdom. They have knowledge, but they have no wisdom. You can have or get wisdom from school. Wisdom is mystery and spiritual beyond human understanding. I call these anti Harper open letterers as fools of the 21 century. I will trust now even myself because education or academic knowledge can be a disaster like this. I call this a big Canadian disaster. All these people who think they know about the world, know nothing about the world. I see now why Harper lost. But let us wait and see, time will prove Harper perfect.

    Below is the list of fools:

    Daniel Weinstock, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

    Colin Macleod, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Faculty of Law, Victoria University

    Jocelyn Maclure, Professeur, Faculté de philosophie, Université Laval

    Avigail Eisenberg, Professor, Department of Political Science, Victoria University

    and

    Adam Sneyd Associate Professor Political Science University of Guelph
    Adele Perry Professor History University of Manitoba
    Adelle Blackett Full Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
    Adriana Benzaquen Associate Professor History Mount Saint Vincent University
    Adrienne Sehatzadeh Instructional Designer Centre for Learning and Teaching Dalhousie University
    Afua Cooper Associate Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
    Ailsa Craig Associate Professor Sociology Memorial University
    Ailsa M.Watkinson Professor Social Work University of Regina
    Ajay Parasram Doctoral Candidate Political Science Carleton University
    Alain-G. Gagnon Professor Political Science Université du Québec à Montréal
    Alana Klein Assistant Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
    Alex Khasnabish Associate Professor Sociology & Anthropology Mount Saint Vincent University
    Alexander Dawson Professor History Simon Fraser University
    Alexandra Dobrowolsky Professor Political Science Saint Mary’s University
    Alistair Macleod Professor Emeritus Philosophy Queen’s University
    Allan Greer Professor History McGill University
    Allan Manson Professor Law Queen’s University
    Allan Moscovitch Professor Social Work Carleton University
    Amal Ghazal Associate Professor History Dalhousie University
    Amanda Goodman Assistant Professor Dept. for the Study of Religion University of Toronto
    Amarnath Amarasingam SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow Resilience Research Centre Dalhousie University
    Amy Bell Associate Professor History Huron University College
    Amy Bombay Assistant Professor Psychiatry Dalhousie University
    Amy Mullin Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
    André Magnan Associate Professor Sociology and Social Studies University of Regina
    Andreas Motsch Associate Professor French University of Toronto
    Andrew Biro Professor Politics Acadia University
    Andrew G. Horn PhD Department of Biology Dalhousie University
    Andrew M. Wender Assistant Teaching Professor Political Science, History, and Religious Studies University of Victoria
    Andrew M. Wender Assistant Teaching Professor Departments of Political Science and History, and Religious Studies Program University of Victoria
    Andrew O’Malley Associate Professor English Ryerson University
    Andrew Rippin Professor Emeritus History University of Victoria
    Angus Taylor Continuing Sessional Instructor Philosophy University of Victoria
    Ann McDougall Professor History and Classics University of Alberta
    Anna Guttman Professor English Lakehead University
    Anna Skorzewska Assistant Professor Medicine University of Toronto
    Annalee Lepp Associate Professor Women’s Studies University of Victoria
    Annalee Yassi Professor School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia
    Anne Fleming Associate Professor Creative Studies University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
    Anne-Marie D’Aoust Assistant Professor Political Science Université du Québec à Montréal
    Anver Emon Professor and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law Law University of Toronto
    Arash Abizadeh Associate Professor Political Science McGill University
    Arlene McLaren Professor Emerita Sociology and Anthropology Simon Fraser University
    Audrey Kobayashi Professor Geography Queen’s University
    Audrey Macklin Professor and Chair in Human Rights Law University of Toronto
    Audrey Yap Associate Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
    Avi Goldberg Teacher of Sociology Social and Cultural Sciences Vanier College
    Avigail Eisenberg Professor Political Science University of Victoria
    Barbara Cameron Associate Professor Political Science York University
    Barbara Neis University Research Professor Sociology Memorial University
    Barbara Thériault Professor Sociology Université de Montréal
    Becky Lentz Associate Professor Art History/Comm Studies McGill University
    Benjamin L. Berger Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Students) Osgoode Hall Law School York University
    Benjamin Wald PhD Student Philosophy University of Toronto
    Bev Baines Professor Faculty of Law Queen’s University
    Bianca Dahl Assistant Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
    Brad Kent Associate Professor Departement des Littératures Université Laval
    Brad McKenzie Professor Emeritus Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
    Brenda Beagan Full Professor Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University
    Brenda Cossman Professor Faculty of Law University of Toronto
    Brenda Hattie PhD (c) Women’s Studies Mount Saint Vincent University
    Brian Cowan Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History History & Classical Studies McGill University
    Brian Gettler Assistant Professor History University of Toronto
    Brian Lewis Professor History McGill University
    Brishkai Lund Adjunct Professor Women’s Studies University of Victoria
    Bryan Peeler Instructor Political Studies University of Manitoba
    C. Lesley Biggs Associate Professor History and Women’s and Gender Studies University of Saskatchewan
    Carl Bouchard Associate Professor History Universite de Montreal
    Carla Fehr Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, Associate Professor Philosophy University of Waterloo
    Carman Miller Professor Emeritus History McGill University
    Carmel okeefe Instructor Health Professions Dalhousie University
    Carol Schick Associate Professor Faculty of Education University of Regina
    Caroline Andrew Professeure Émerite Centre en Gouvernance Université d’Ottawa
    Carolyn Bassett Associate Professor Political Science University of New Brunswick
    Catherine Bryan PhD Candidate Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
    Catherine Donovan Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Memorial University
    Catherine Kellogg Associate Professor Political Science University of Alberta
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    Cecilia Morgan Professor Curriculum, Teaching and Learning University of Toronto
    Charles Taylor Professor Emeritus Philosophy McGill University
    Charmain Levy Professor Social Scienes Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Chike Jeffers Associate Professor Philosophy Dalhousie University
    Chris Beyers Associate Professor International Development Studies Trent University
    Christabelle Sethna Associate Professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
    Christian Nadeau Professeur titulaire Philosophy Université de Montréal
    Christiane Lahaie Full Professor Lettres et communications Université de Sherbrooke
    Christina Baade Associate Professor Communication Studies and Multimedia McMaster University
    Christina Luckyj Professor English Dalhousie University
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    Christine Daigle Full Professor Philosophy Brock University
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    Christine Logel Assistant Professor Social Development Studies University of Waterloo
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    Christopher John ‘nob’ Doran Professor Social Sciences University of New Brunswick
    Colin Coates Associate Professor Canadian Studies Glendon College, York University
    Coll Thrush Associate Professor History University of British Columbia
    Colleen O’Manique Associate Professor Gender & Women’s Studies/International Development Studies Trent University
    Corrie Scott Assistant professor Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies University of Ottawa
    Courtney Jung Professor Political Science University of Toronto
    Cristina Rojas Full Professor Political Science Carleton University
    Cynthia Alexander Full Professor Department of Political Studies Acadia University
    Daniel Rück Assistant Professor History University of Ottawa
    Dario Perinetti Associate Professor Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
    Darlene Juschka Associate Professor Women’s and Gender Studies University of Regina
    David Alper Professor Social Work Université de Saint-Boniface
    David Brackett Associate Professor Music Research McGill University
    David DeVidi Professor Philosophy University of Waterloo
    David G. Smith Associate Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
    David Grondin Associate Professor School of Political Studies University of Ottawa
    David Hunter Associate Professor Philosophy Ryerson University
    David Jefferess Associate Professor Cultural Studies Program University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
    David Kahane Professor Political Science University of Alberta
    David Koussens Professor Law Université de Sherbrooke
    David Leahy Part-Time Faculty Études anglaises et interculculturels Université de Sherbrooke
    David Meren Professeur adjoint Département d’histoire Université de Montréal
    David Scott Associate Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
    David Seljak Associate Professor Religious Studies St. Jerome’s University
    David Webster Associate Professor History Bishop’s University
    Dayna McLeod Assistant Professor Department of Communication Studies Concordia University
    Debra J. Davidson Professor Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology University of Alberta
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    Dianne Pothier Professor Emeritus Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University
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    Eric Tucker Professor Law Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    Eric W Sager Professor History Department University of Victoria
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    Feng Xu Associate Professor Political Science University of Victoria
    Feyzi Baban Associate Professor Political Studies and International Development Studies Trent University
    Fiona S. Martin Assistant Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
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    Frances Abele Professor School of Public Policy and Administration Carleton University
    Francois Crepeau Professor Faculty of Law McGill University
    Francoise Baylis Professor and Canada Research Chair Novel Tech Ethics Dalhousie University
    Frank Cunningham Professor Emeritus Philosophy & Political Science University of Toronto
    Freya Kodar Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Victoria
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    G. Anthony Bruno Faculty lecturer Philosophy University of Toronto Scarborough
    Gary Kibbins Associate Professor Film & Media Queen’s University
    Gavin Fridell Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair International Development Studies Saint Mary’s University
    Gavin Smith Professor Emeritus Anthropology University of Toronto
    Gemma Smyth Associate Professor Law University of Windsor
    Genevieve Creighton Postdoctoral Fellow Pediatrics University of British Columbia
    Genevieve Fuji Johnson Associate Professor Political Science Simon Fraser University
    Geoffrey Whitehall Professor Politics Acadia University
    George Ross Professor Political science University of Montreal
    Georges Leroux Professor Emeritus Philosophy Université du Québec à Montréal
    Gillian Creese Professor & Acting Director Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality & Sociology Justice and Sociology Department University of British Columbia
    Gillian Poulter Associate Professor History & Classics Acadia University
    Grace Huny Assistant Professor Philosophy Western Kentucky University
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    Gregory Baum Professor Emeritus Religious Studies McGill University
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    Jacky Vallée Teacher Social and Cultural Sciences Vanier College
    Jacob T. Levy Professor Political Science McGill University
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    Jacqueline Wallace, PhD Associate Researcher Critical Disability Studies Concordia University
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    James Mulvale Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
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    Jane Dryden Associate Professor Philosophy Department Mount Allison University
    Janet McVittie Assistant Professor Educational Foundations University of Saskatchewan
    Janet Mosher Associate Professor Osgoode Hall Law School York University
    Janice Boddy Full Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
    Janice Dodd Professor Women’s and Gender Studies University of Manitoba
    Janice Williamson Professor English & Film Studies University of Alberta
    Janine Brodie Professor Political Science University of Alberta
    Jarrett Rudy Associate Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
    Jasminka Kalajdzic Associate Professor Law University of Windsor
    Jason Haslam Associate Professor English Dalhousie University
    Javier Mignone Associate Professor Community Health Sciences The University of Manitoba
    Jean-Sebastien Guy Assistant Professor Sociology and Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
    Jeji Varghese Assistant Professor Sociology and Anthropology University of Guelph
    Jennie Abell Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Ottawa
    Jennifer Dyer Associate Professor Communication Studies Memorial University
    Jennifer Jenkins Associate Professor of History History University of Toronto
    Jennifer L. Schulz Associate Professor Faculty of Law University of Manitoba
    Jennifer Nedelsky Professor Law and Political Science University of Toronto
    Jennifer Selby Associate Professor Religious Studies Memorial University
    Jennifer Stamp Senior Instructor Psychology & Neuroscience Dalhousie University
    Jennifer Szende Department of Philosophy Trent University
    Jenny Burman Associate Professor Art History and Communication Studies McGill University
    Jeremy Davis Graduate Student Philosophy University of Toronto
    Jerry Spiegel Professor Liu Institute for Global Issues University of British Columbia
    Jesook Song Associate Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
    Jessica Clark Assistant Professor History Brock University
    Jessica Roda Assistant Professor Sociology and Anthropology Concordia University
    Jill Didur Associate Professor English Concordia University
    Jill Hanley Associate Professor School of Social Work McGill University
    Jim Clifford Assistant Professor History University of Saskatchewan
    Joan Durrant Professor Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
    Joanna Quinn Associate Professor Political Science University of Western Ontario
    Joao Velloso Assistant Professor Faculty of Law University of Ottawa
    Joel Bakan Professor Law University of British Columbia
    John C. Ball Professor English University of New Brunswick
    John Holmes Professor Emeritus Geography and Planning Queen’s University
    John Kirk Professor Spanish/Latin American Studies Dalhousie University
    John McLaren Professor Emeritus Law University of Victoria
    John W. Marshall Associate Professor Study of Religion University of Toronto
    Jon Church Professor Medicine Memorial University
    Jonathan Bordo Professor and Director Cultural Studies Trent University
    Jonathan Roberts Assistant Professor History Mount Saint Vincent University
    Jordan Stanger-Ross Associate Professor History University of Victoria
    José Antonio GIménez Micó Professor Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Concordia University
    Joseph H. Carens Professor Political Science University of Toronto
    Joseph Heath Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
    Joyce Green Professor Political and International Studies University of Regina
    Judith Hughes Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
    Judith Szapor Assistant Professor History and Classical Studies McGill University
    Judy White Associate Professor, Dean Faculty of Social Work University of Regina
    Julie Lavigne Associate Professor Sexology Université du Québec à Montréal
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    Julie Macfarlane Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Law University of Windsor
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    Karen Duncan Associate Professor Community Health Sciences University of Manitoba
    Karen Foster Assistant Professor Sociology & Social Anthropology Dalhousie University
    Karine Levasseur Associate Professor Political Studies University of Manitoba
    Karine Vanthuyne Assistant Professor Sociology & Anthropology University of Ottawa
    Karolina Hübner Associate Professor Philosophy University of Toronto
    Katherine Harman Associate Professor School of Physiotheray Dalhousie University
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    Kathleen James-Cavan Associate Professor English University of Saskatchewan
    Kelly Goode Instructor School of English
    Kendra Nixon Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba
    Kenneth C. Dewar Professor Emeritus History Mount Saint Vincent University
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    Kevin Hewitt Associate Professor Physics and Atmospheric Science Dalhousie University
    Kevin Purbhoo Associate Professor Combinatorics and Optimization University of Waterloo
    Kim Rygiel Associate Professor Political Science Wilfrid Laurier University
    Kirstin Borgerson Associate Professor Philosophy Dalhousie University
    Klaus Jahn Assistant Teaching Professor Philosophy University of Victoria
    Korinne Loomis Social Worker, BSW, MSW Student Social Work Dalhousie University
    Krista Maxwell Assistant Professor Anthropology University of Toronto
    Kristin Norget Associate Professor Anthropology McGill University
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  6. Kuda says:

    Moreover, religion is never a race. Religion is a religion and has nothing to do with race. All these so called Profs could not even differentiate religion and race. Islam is not race. Christianity is not a race. Judaism is not a race. Behai is not a race. I have never heard racially racial hatred anywhere . I can not believe these people so called Professors could not differentiate race from religion. Shame on them.

  7. Sheree Zielke says:

    “We enjoy the rule of law in Canada and it requires the equal application of the law. Those who break the law should be treated within a common system of criminal justice.”

    Oh, you dreamers. You naive fools. You would open a Pandora’s Box because you think our justice system can handle any and all possible wrongdoers.

    Have you looked at the justice system recently? Or is it too far from your ivory towers?

    As the mother of a murdered child, let me tell you how broken our justice system is, how inefficient. It can’t “treat” the wrongdoers it now has, let alone the ones you would have arrive in the night.

    “Canada faces no such threat?”

    Aren’t you philosophical warriors lucky that past governments have ensured you the freedom and the luxury of both time and speech for your lofty notions. No war, no terrorists blowing up your respective colleges, no threat to your personal well-being. Lucky you.

    Here is a question: As learned men and women, have you bothered to study history? Do you understand how the Nazis came to power? Good people did NOTHING!

    Enjoy your cushy armchairs, your dens of spirited debate, gaze out the windows of your hallowed halls, while you ignore the warning signs, all in the name of political correctness.

    When it is finally too late, you can all pen another letter together about how the government did not do enough to protect your rights, your families, your life and your liberty. I will wager that letter will be dotted with hot tears of remorse.

    Harper and the Conservatives did nothing wrong by singling out a group of peoples or individuals for the good of all. Including…ivory tower inhabitants.

    • Ed Grimley says:

      Well said Sheree.

      Of course by standing up for yourself and defending your way of life – in your own country – you will be labelled as a racist bigoted xenophobe blinded by irrational fear.

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