CFS-Ontario passes motion to boycott Israel

August 25, 2014

At the recent annual meeting of its executive, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students passed a motion to boycott Israel. The motion, put forward by representatives of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), passed unanimously. CFS-Ontario executive member Anna Goldfinch said that the resolution “endorses a number of solidarity tactics that have been called for by Palestinian civil society.” RSU President Rajean Hoilett said that during the school year his organization will host several panel discussions that will be intended to provide Ryerson students the opportunity to voice dissenting views on the matter, and emphasized that at these events there will be “no room for anti-Semitism or Islamophobia.” Globe and Mail