Does firing U of S professor threaten academic freedom?

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Robert Buckingham was fired after he spoke out against the school's restructuring plan

Robert Buckingham, the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan since 2009, was fired on Wednesday. (Madeline Kotzer/CBC)

The head of the University of Saskatchewan's School of Public Health was fired on Wednesday after he spoke out against the school's TransformUS restructuring plan. 

The university confirmed that it fired Prof. Robert Buckingham, but would not comment further.

We asked Saskatoon Morning listeners what they think? Does this threaten academic freedom?

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