The National Post has recently quoted the new University of Ottawa manager of media relations Vincent Lamontagne at length regarding Lamontagne's vacuous views on academic freedom.
The NP article (HERE) ends this way:
University of Ottawa spokesman Vincent Lamontagne defended the school, saying the “quality of the student experience” is its No. 1 concern.
“The University of Ottawa strongly believes in academic freedom and is proud of the practical knowledge given to its students by its outstanding professors and researchers,” he wrote in an email to Postmedia News.
He said the university has established itself as a “well-renowned centre for international relations studies.
“Our professors are proven experts in international politics and encourage in-class discussions of actual political situations from all around the world.”
By "our professors" does Lamontagne mean the part-time professors that teach 60% of the courses and that the university has recently threatened with lock out (HERE)?
At the University of Ottawa it appears that the message is highly managed and that the visible expert on academic freedom is the media relations manager.