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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rancourt wrongful dismissal hearings::: Student media intimidates and harasses University representatives -- video

Youtube video shows misbehaviour of student video reporter which was disallowed by the Arbitrator who found it to be harassment and intimidation:



These events occurred on October 31, 2011, and November 1, 2011, at hearings into the wrongful dismissal of tenured physics professor Denis Rancourt at the University of Ottawa. The next hearing date is January 23, 2012.


All posts about the wrongful dismissal hearings: HERE.

See hearings schedule and reports: HERE.

Chronology of wrongful-dismissal background events: HERE.
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1 comment:

Paule said...

Mr. Rancourt, I am not a lawyer, but I like to think of myself as a reasonable person, with an open mind. I watched the video you have put on Youtube and I am very troubled by what I saw. Can someone (anyone) please explain to me how this advances your case, freedom of the press, access to justice, or any other legitimate goal? To me, all I see is someone being rude -- and it's not the arbitrator.