University scolds former NHLer Theo Fleury for ‘reprehensible’ remarks against vaccine passports – CBC

Brandon University, which gave Fleury honorary doctorate in 2015, denounces ‘conspiracy theories’

Sep 08, 2021

Recent remarks against vaccine passports by former NHL star Theoren Fleury are “reprehensible” and a “stain on his legacy,” according to a Manitoba university that gave him an honorary doctorate.

Over the weekend, Fleury posted a message on Twitter linking vaccine passports to pedophilia, responding to criticism with a screenshot highlighting several of his past awards, including his honorary degree from Brandon University.

In a statement on Tuesday, the university condemned his “espousing of conspiracy theories.”

“Honorary degrees are awarded … to recognize an individual’s significant achievements or contributions; they are not an academic credential,” the statement said.

That Twitter post has since been deleted from Fleury’s account but there are many others attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his support of vaccine passports.

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