UQAM stacked the room for rector's address

Some questions are being asked about the $9000 UQAM spent on tickets to a speech by a man who can usually be heard on campus for free: the rector.

Robert Proulx addressed the Canadian Club last month.

University insiders have told the Journal de Montreal that the administration and the school's foundation were determined to see that Proulx spoke to a packed hall, so they purchased more than a hundred tickets to the event.

The Canadian Club admits the breakfast event was better attended than others in the series.

The theme of Proulx's speech was the dynamic relationship between the university and the city.

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  1. Ssm posted on 04/07/2014 01:16 PM
    This comes out of tax payers and is somehow on some people's priorities list of how to spend scarce public funds on valuable essentials like health and education. Please find these people and let us know why they are on our payroll. Then, find them something harmless and honest to do with their time.
  2. Steve posted on 04/07/2014 07:00 PM
    I'll keep that in mind next time that I hear him complain about university underfunding. Who approved this? Where's the accountability? Nowhere.
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