McGill Undergrads Weigh 3rd BDS Motion in Under 2 Years
The McGill University undergraduate association is raising a measure in support of divestment from Israel for the third time in 1.5 years, the Canadian Jewish News reported on Wednesday.
The motion calls on the Students Society of McGill University in Montreal “to support any [boycott, divestment and sanctions] campaigns on campus and to pressure the McGill board of governors to divest from corporations ‘complicit in the occupation of the Palestinian territories,’” according the report.
The motion, launched by new campus group McGill BDS Action Network, will be brought for a vote on February 22.
According to CJN, similar motions were brought to a vote in Fall 2014 and March last year. The first motion was shelved indefinitely, but the second was reworded and brought for a secret ballot, where it failed.
Other campus groups who support the motion included the McGill Black Students’ Network, McGill Students for Feminism, the McGill Syrian Students’ Association, the environmental activist group Divest McGill and the Union for Gender Empowerment, as well as Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, which launched the previous initiatives.