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Petition delivered to Di Grappa

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“We demand an end to the administration’s undemocratic and opportunistic use of the McGill listservs for the dissemination of propaganda.”

That was the message from 677 students and faculty, who signed a petition that was formally delivered to the office of VP (Administration and Finance) Michael Di Grappa last Friday.

The petition was received by Di Grappa’s assistant, Julie Prsa, outside of the James Administration building.

Stephen Peters, a PhD candidate in the Education faculty and one of the petition’s organizers, said that he was motivated by the now-infamous “We are all McGill” email, written by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum on October 18. The email, sent to all students and faculty, accused MUNACA of “threats and vandalism.”

According to Di Grappa’s office, the vice-president was at a meeting off campus at the time the petition was delivered. His office has not yet issued a response.


— Michael Lee-Murphy