McGill Daily: Divest McGill Petition Presented

McGill Daily: Divest McGill Petition Presented

Divest McGill Petition Presented to Administration

By Hera Chan

February 4, 2013

The McGill Daily

group of 12 students representing Divest McGill – a student-led fossil fuel and tar sands divestment campaign – submitted two petitions to McGill University’s Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR) last Friday and held a brief demonstration.

The demonstration began with a chant, followed by a speech by Divest McGill member Bronwen Tucker. The petitions were presented to McGill Secretary-General Stephen Strople by Divest McGill co-spokesperson Christopher Bangs.

Divest McGill began its campaign in October 2012, and has since collected over 750 signatures for two separate petitions – one asking McGill to withdraw its investments from the tar sands and fossil fuel industry, the other seeking the University’s divestment from companies associated with Plan Nord, the Quebec government plan to exploit natural resources north of the 49th parallel.

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