We are very sorry to say that Bernard Drainville canceled his appearance at the last minute due to concerns about security. The GSA is very disappointed by this decision, as we worked hard to ensure that this debate would unfold in a respectful and safe manner. We wholeheartedly disagree with the Minister’s belief that any member of the Concordia community would have posed a threat. We believe that Minister Drainville has missed a great opportunity to engage with a community that has voiced strong opposition to his policies and that we are all the poorer for his decision.
Thanks to everybody who came out to the General Assembly. The level of engagement and interest was very high and while we did not get to debating about new positions and the elections we accomplished many things. The minutes as well as the date for the next General Assembly will be up on the website soon.
The Fall General Assembly will take place Friday November 8 at 4pm in the De Seve Cinema in the Library Building.
General Assembly Agenda
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We are pleased to announce our popular language classes are back again and we have added a new course – Spanish! Registration for French Initiation begins Tuesday October 1st at 10am at the GSA House (2030 Mackay). All other courses (Arabic, Upper Level French, English writing, and Spanish) begin at 10am on Wednesday October 2nd. Come early as space is limited! To learn more about the individual courses please visit the following sites: Arabic, English writing, French, and Spanish.
Looking forward to seeing you at the GSA House.
Many of you have likely heard of the Charter of Values, proposed by the current Quebec government. The GSA, along with many people in Montreal and Quebec, condemns this proposed policy as an unreasonable restriction on freedom of expression.This is the motion that the GSA Council supported at their September 13th meeting :
Be it resolved that the GSA believes in freedom of expression for all regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion save those statements that perpetuate false stereotypes or incite hatred. As such we cannot support the Quebec Charter that the Parti Québécois government of Pauline Marois is foisting upon Quebec society.
BIFRT the GSA write a letter to Premier Marois strongly condemning this policy and asking for its immediate repeal;
BIFRT the GSA work to convene a demonstration or work with other organizations to convene a demonstration against this policy.
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