McGill responds to media reports on security spending during student strike

July 11, 2012

Following media reports on McGill University's spending on security during the student strike earlier this year, the institution reiterates that this spending was both responsible and effective, says McGill's VP of Communications and External Relations. "We have a responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and to avoid damage to buildings on our campus, many of them heritage buildings. We take that responsibility seriously," says the VP, who notes that one of the frequent targets of protest -- the Premier's office -- is right across the street from McGill's downtown campus. He also notes that approximately 80% of McGill's increased security costs resulted directly from the 5-day occupation of part of the James Administration Building in February. McGill News