U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

video of president allan rock at work

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rancourt files Statement of Defence in Joanne St. Lewis $1 million defamation lawsuit

The Statement of Claim of University of Ottawa law professor Plaintiff Joanne St. Lewis has been posted and linked on several legal profession and other blogs and has been quoted in the mainstream media.

Today former University of Ottawa physics professor Defendant Denis Rancourt filed his Statement of Defence, following a 10-day extension, with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice: LINK-SOD.

Rancourt is self-represented.

The casual reader should note that several words such as "malice", "frivolous" and "vexatious", for example, have legal meanings determined by case law.

As background, all related posts on the matter are HERE.