I believe freedom of speech is coming under attack because sometimes it is inconvenient to certain people. You know, certain people who have a political agenda don’t even want there to be a debate about certain things. Sometimes things are said that others disagree with and sometimes it is maybe offensive or hurts other peoples’ feelings. But that doesn’t mean that we can justify that to curtail or limit or infringe upon such a fundamental freedom. Freedom of speech to me is one of the backbone freedoms, you know. Many other freedoms are in danger if freedom of speech doesn’t exist. If we don’t have the freedom of speech do we really have freedom of expression? If we don’t have freedom of speech do we really have freedom of religion? If we’re not able to speak about the things we believe in? So we have to guard that one. Do we have freedom of the press if we don’t have freedom of speech? So the government can play a role in protecting that in promoting it. The federal government does fund universities when it comes to research grants and as the Liberals have done, they’ve said that they would prioritize funding to universities that achieve certain targets for gender balance. I’ve said I would use the same principle and prioritize funding for universities that promote and protect free speech that don’t use the excuse of a group of radical protestors to shut down events, who don’t threaten and harass teaching assistants who may have had the audacity to play a video with both sides of a debate currently under discussion in our society.