En­dorse­ment: Yes

The McGill Daily - - Commentary -

So­bat’s term as a stu­dent sen­a­tor has pre­pared him well for the role of VP Univer­sity Af­fairs. This ex­pe­ri­ence should al­low him to suc­cess­fully nav­i­gate Mcgill’s bu­reau­cracy and to ef­fec­tively ad­vo­cate on be­half of SSMU mem­bers to an ad­min­is­tra­tion that too of­ten fails to pri­or­i­tize stu­dents’ in­ter­ests. The care with which So­bat has for­mu­lated his plans to con­tinue push­ing for In­dige­nous course con­tent – stress­ing the need for more In­dige­nous con­sul­ta­tion while ac­knowl­edg­ing the dis­pro­por­tion­ate bur­den this may place on In­dige­nous stu­dents – shows both thought­ful­ness and prag­ma­tism. The Daily also com­mends So­bat’s plat­form, which is among the most com­pre­hen­sive and nu­anced in re­cent years. His un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to SSMU’S po­lit­i­cal na­ture and so­cial jus­tice pri­or­i­ties is not mere rhetoric, but clearly in­forms his plat­form in con­crete ways.

In light of th­ese con­sid­er­a­tions, The Daily whole­heart­edly en­dorses a “yes” vote for So­bat.

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