Alumni pulling fi­nan­cial sup­port

Edmonton Journal - - OPINION -

I am ap­palled the univer­sity would even con­sider giv­ing this de­gree to some­one who has ma­ligned, den­i­grated and in fact made money on de­cry­ing Al­berta’s oil in­dus­try

Suzuki has been funded by for­eign, spe­cial-in­ter­est en­vi­ron­men­tal groups, who have a nar­row focus with no re­gard to the liveli­hoods of a large por­tion of Al­berta’s pop­u­lace.My fa­ther came to this coun­try in 1937 with no education and his fond­est wish was that both of his daugh­ters at­tend univer­sity, which we did. My fa­ther’s abil­ity to work hard and send us to the univer­sity was aided im­mea­sur­ably by Al­berta’s oil-driven econ­omy.

That econ­omy has funded many so­cial and other pro­grams, ben­e­fit­ing not only Al­ber­tans but all of Canada.

My hus­band and I and our three grown chil­dren have a to­tal of nine de­grees, all from the Univer­sity of Al­berta.

We have sup­ported var­i­ous ini­tia­tives at the U of A, but we will not be con­tribut­ing any fur­ther sup­port.

Patricia Cleall, Ed­mon­ton

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