SSMU General Assembly endorsements
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.