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Democracy tested

I am frustrated with the way the administration handled an issue regarding curriculum changes that was raised recently in the Faculty Council of Commerce and Administration.

The administration overturned an amendment to a motion that had been passed two weeks earlier. Then, exactly the same motion, minus the amendment, was proposed again, with the administration ensuring that it would pass by having enough votes in place to get it through.

Then several members of the Faculty complained that certain members did not have the required "technical capabilities" to vote on certain issues. Who is qualified if elected members of the Faculty Council are not?

The administration should be reminded that the Faculty Council is a democratic body that should be respected -- whether or not it is in line with their wishes.

Nicholas Houseman,
President, Commerce Graduate Students' Association

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