Gilligan’s Island pamphlet no laughing matter at UMontréal

March 9, 2018

Administrators at Université de Montréal remain embroiled in a protracted legal battle over a 2015 student union pamphlet that likened UMontréal rector Guy Breton to the Skipper on Gilligan’s Island, La Presse. Lawyers representing the university argue that in addition to smearing Breton’s reputation, the student union produced additional pamphlets featuring the UMontréal logo and coat-of-arms, thereby creating confusion around the legitimacy of the pamphlets. Magali Picard, Regional Executive Vice-President of a union affiliate, expressed surprise that the case has reached the Superior Court, adding that it distracts from more pressing questions about labour relations at UMontréal. La Presse