Professor Manon G. Guillemette reacted to the TikTok directive. Traditionally, decisions on security measures are taken by university boards of governors. However, in this case, the directive was issued by the province itself. This situation may have raised doubts as to whether all the universities had thought this issue through thoroughly, as they generally tend to follow the directions of the provincial governments. In the journal University Affairs, she pointed out that some universities may not have taken sufficient time to assess the implications.