Linda Diebel of the Toronto Star doesn’t bother with proof to write about a tin-foil hat wearing professor who is saying that PM Stephen Harper got him fired:
“I’ve realized that the Harper regime will be very punitive toward those who challenge or attempt constructive criticism.”
Diebel of course throws in well-known anti-Harper University of Ottawa professors Errol Mendes and Amir Attaran who allege a “witch-hunt” against them and Heather MacIvor from the University of Windsor who claims to be “an enemy of the party“.
Don Abelson, who is responsible for the university’s social sciences program says:
“it is complete nonsense if Peter Langille thinks I am conservative and he is liberal left-of-centre and I was somehow responsible for orchestrating his dismissal. “I’d love for that to hold up in court … This is just an absolute joke.”
And that Langille was let go due to budgetary reasons and low course enrolment which Langille says were always full.
A credible journalist at this point would find out what the real numbers were but that might disprove this guy’s wing-nut theories and leave Dieble without a Harper hit-piece now wouldn’t it? (see here)
Also: Nice to see Jonathan Kay of the NP call the Star out again for this garbage journalism here