Université de Montréal says it's not against the charter

Tuesday morning Le Devoir said two very first French universities were joining McGill University and Bishop's in rejecting the Marois government's proposed charter of values.

But one of those universities, l'Université de Montréal, says it has not and will not take a stand against the charter.

During a university assembly Monday afternoon, with about 100 faculty members, student body representatives and university administrators, a vote found that the charter does not "meet the needs of the university".

“We will never give an official position concerning the charter, we do not wish to say if we are for or against it,” Mathieu Filion, spokesperson for l’UdeM told CJAD.

Filion says that while it will issue a position in January, it will only be to say "how the charter can affect the University of Montreal."

He added that the university looked at HR data and found that in the last 20 years they did not receive any problems that the charter would have settled which is why they say it does not “meet their needs.”

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  1. joeN posted on 12/03/2013 07:12 PM
    More double talk from the University that produced these unfortunate excuse for politicians.
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