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Algonquin professor to speak on Saudi colleges debacle

Jack Wilson, a communications professor with Algonquin College and Vice-President of OPSEU Local 415, will discuss the all-male campus the college established in Jazan, Saudi Arabia on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today.

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: Noon
Where: CBC Radio One (99.1 FM in the GTA)

Wilson brought the existence of Algonquin College’s campus in Saudi Arabia to the attention of OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas almost a year ago. Thomas wrote a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne seeking an explanation for the college’s dealings with a corrupt regime notorious for its human rights violations and appalling treatment of women.

“The Wynne Liberals flail and flip-flop almost daily on the issue of these Saudi campuses,” said Thomas. “We’ve obviously touched a nerve. Jack Wilson has been following the development of Algonquin’s offshore gamble for years. In contrast to government flimflam, Jack will give honest answers to the questions that concerned Ontarians are asking.”

For more information:

Jack Wilson
613-727-4723, ext. 7716