Freedom Abhors a Chill March 24, 2013Posted by Andre Vellino in Ethics.
Jian Ghomeshi’s opening monolog on CBC’s radio program Q is the lastest salvo against the Library and Archives of Canada new Code of Conduct. In it he uses the phrase “Freedom Abhors a Chill”. And a chill it is:
Members of Parliament for the Official Opposition Andrew Cash and Pierre Nantel gave the Heritage Minister a piece of their mind about it in the Canadian House of Commons:
Jim Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) gave a clear explanation of what’s at stake in an interview on Radio Canada International.
My question is – we’ve expressed our collective outrage at this Orwellian nightmare – and now what? Do we decide that Federal archival and library institutions are doomed and take on their role on the remaining islands of democracy or “…take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them”?