SSMU Gen­eral Assem­bly en­dorse­ments

The McGill Daily - - Editorial -

Mo­tion Re­gard­ing the For­mal Rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the United Na­tions Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals - AB­STAIN

The Mcgill Daily feels that the pur­pose of this pro­posed rat­i­fi­ca­tion is made un­clear by a lack of rec­om­mended poli­cies or ac­tions un­der ‘Be it re­solved that’. For this rea­son, The Daily has cho­sen to ab­stain from an en­dorse­ment on this mo­tion.

Mo­tion Re­gard­ing Pol­icy Against An­cil­lary Fee - YES

The Mcgill Daily is com­mit­ted to hold­ing the Ad­min­is­tra­tion ac­count­able. In this case, the Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s is ask­ing for a 2123 per cent in­crease in over­head charges on Stu­dent Ser­vices from 2010 to 2017 and ma­jor cuts in fund­ing trans­fers, amount­ing to $2.5 mil­lion lost from Stu­dent Ser­vices. Fur­ther­more, the Ad­min­is­tra­tion has re­fused to be trans­par­ent about these in­creases, fail­ing to sub­mit a provin­cially man­dated yearly re­port to SSMU. The Daily sup­ports SSMU for hold­ing the Ad­min­is­tra­tion ac­count­able, and re­fus­ing to con­sider in­creases to an­cil­lary fees un­til the Univer­sity meets their de­mands for con­sul­ta­tion and trans­parency. As such, The Daily en­dorses a “yes” vote on this mo­tion.

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