Dalhousie Student Union: We don’t support CUSA decision


From the blog of the DSU president on the Carleton University Student Association motion:

Myself, other executives, councilors, and students all wanted to make it very clear to the CUSA’s student council that we did not support their decision and to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that the DSU will continue to support Cystic Fibrosis research now and in the future.

The DSU also sent CUSA a letter stating they are “deeply disappointed with their council’s most recent motion and that we hope that they will reconsider their decision.”

Well done. Many good student unions have seen their reputation damaged by association.


Dalhousie Student Union: We don’t support CUSA decision

  1. Oh, puke.

    Tell me, Joey, are you encouraging all the CASA student association’s to send letters like that?

  2. @Rick

    I didn’t see this as a CASA/CFS issue. I guess it always comes down to CASA/CFS or left/right for you.

    No wonder you can’t realize that stopping a fundraising event for racist and sexist reasons is wrong.

    I’m willing to bet that if Dalhousie’s student union passed the exact same motion as CUSA, your opinion would be the opposition of its present position.

  3. 1. It’s an issue of political polarization, and you are obviously feeding it quite deliberately.

    2. I have stated, elsewhere, and more than once, that the original preamble of/rationale for the motion was very problematic, insensitive, incorrect, and divisive.

    3. When mistakes are made, I am willing to hear the explanations — and accept apologies, especially when corrective action is being taken.

  4. Yes, it is a polarizating issue:

    99.9999% of people who realize what the motion said and those who prefer to try explain it away.

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