For the second time in just over a month, a controversial speaker event has been cancelled in the Region.
This time, Lindsay Shepherd — President of the Laurier Society for Open Inquiry — is citing security costs in shutting down the event featuring former media personality Faith Goldy and Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, author of “Canada in Decay: Mass Immigration, Diversity, and the Ethnocide of Euro-Canadians” and professor at the University of New Brunswick.
In a Tweet, Shepherd says the original security cost was going to be around $1,600.
Late this afternoon, Shepherd says the University of Waterloo confirmed to her the cost would be $28,500 for security and police presence.
$28,500 is the confirmed figure @UWaterloo said we would have to pay for security and police presence.
Apologies to everyone who was planning on attending, there is no way we can pay that. We are going to cancel the event. https://t.co/7dr5eYIIkU
— Lindsay Shepherd (@NewWorldHominin) April 25, 2018
“There is no way we can pay that,” she Tweets.
The last time Goldy was in town, an event was going to be held at Wilfrid Laurier University.
But before the March 20th event could get underway, amid protests outside, a fire alarm was pulled.
The Facualty Association of the University of Waterloo have created a GoFundMe campaign as they say “to give the community a meaningful way to protest”
All proceeds are going towards supporting a diverse group of campus organizations.
So far they have rasied nearly $12,000 more than double thier goal of $5,000.