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CAUT Bulletin Archives

December 1998

CAUT Helps Fund Protesters' Defence

CAUT President Bill Graham has sent a donation on behalf of CAUT to the APEC Protesters Legal Defence Fund. This brings to more than $7,000 the amount donated by faculty associations across Canada. "We are deeply troubled by what happened to protestors on the University of British Columbia campus during last year's APEC summit and by the federal government's response," Graham said. "The government of Canada should have paid the legal fees for the students who took complaints to the commission of inquiry." According to Graham, a full, judicial inquiry is required to satisfy Canadians' concerns with the fundamental issues of democratic rights raised by this case.