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N.L. education minister under fire

Joan Burke’s accused of “unprecedented” and “extraordinary” interference at Memorial

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Latest developments:

  • The Canadian Association of University Teachers says the Newfoundland and Labrador Education Minister’s intervention in the presidential search process at Memorial University is “unprecedented”
  • Acting university President Eddy Campbell today announced that he has withdrawn his name as a candidate for the position of president of Memorial University
  • Globe and Mail columnist Jeffery Simpson says that the university board “has been undermined” by “extraordinary interference by the Premier and Minister of Education”
  • A spokesperson for the Education Minister has pointed out that the chair of the university’s board of regents, who also chairs the presidential search committee, shared the short list of presidential candidates with the minister’s office

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