McMaster students strip club of status, citing alleged ties to groups espousing white supremacist beliefs

August 19, 2019

Students at McMaster University have stripped a club of its official status after concerns were raised about the group’s alleged ties to external organizations expressing white supremacist beliefs, reports the Hamilton Spectator. "It is important to ensure all clubs are truthful throughout the application process, and that we ensure that discriminatory or xenophobic attitudes have no place in the MSU clubs system or in campus discourse," said Students Union President Joshua Marando. The Dominion Club had originally applied for status as the Macdonald Society, named after Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A Macdonald, noting that it would fill a void of "clubs aimed to address the promotion of Canadian culture, traditions and heritage." Hamilton Spectator (ON)