Students should divest from union, not fossil fuels, writes Post contributor

January 7, 2016

“I thought the purpose of universities was to research and explore new ideas,” writes Matthew Lau in the Financial Post. Yet he argues that “it turns out this is not the case if the research contradicts the climate hysteria peddled by the left.” Lau goes on to say that campaigns for divestment from fossil fuels fail to acknowledge that such campaigns will neither affect the share price of companies nor do anything to protect the environment. He also argues that the culture of “moral superiority” in Canada's student unions has created an atmosphere that does not allow people to challenge the current consensus of climate science. When faced with the question of divestment, Lau concludes that he would rather divest from a students’ union than from a fossil fuel company. Financial Post