McGill issues warning to student union over adoption of Palestine Solidarity Policy

April 7, 2022
McGill University has given a warning to its student union after the union adopted a Palestine Solidarity Policy in a March referendum. CBC reports that the policy says that the Students’ Society will boycott companies and institutions that are “complicit in settler-colonial apartheid against Palestinians,” and will pressure McGill into joining the boycott. McGill responded by threatening sanctions against the student union, which may include prohibiting it from using the McGill name and the termination of its agreement with the university. Union president Darshan Daryanani expressed concerns over democracy being endangered, while Jewish advocacy groups argued that the policy targets Jewish students on campus. CBC (CP) (QC)