Political Scientists Afraid To Meet In Toronto

[Western Standard] The American Political Science Association–the largest association for political scientists in the world–is planning to host its 2009 annual conference in Toronto. That has some political scientists sufficiently concerned to start a petition to keep the event out of Canada.

“Our belief is that most Americans–even APSA members–have no idea how precarious the rights of freedom of speech and conscience are in Canada,” said Bradley Watson, professor of American and Western political thought at Pennsylvania’s St. Vincent College.

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