Universities & CEGEPS take stance on PQ charter
Universities and CEGEPS are taking a stance on the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values. On Tuesday, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, McGill University Principal and Vice Chancellor, said the charter went against McGill’s values of religious choice and cultural diversity.
“A lot of consultations have taken place on campus on these issues and there is a very clear and strong commitment to not only respect diversity but to promote it on our campus," she told CJAD.
Richard Filion, the Director General of Dawson College, was one of the first to oppose the charter, on September 12, two days after the PQ unveiled its plan he said Dawson would fight for an exemption.
“It goes against the values that Dawson has established for over 45 years,” he said.
Concordia University told CJAD it was still meeting with community members regarding its position.
Bishop’s University and Vanier College have also not issued comments.
Ginette Sheehy, Director General at John Abbott College, said it defined itself as multi-cultural but it would wait to see what the final charter would be before saying whether it would fight it or not.
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