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Joanne, if you review the minutes of the Board of Governors and did any research you'd see that I did vote against the tuition increase with the other student reps.

Thanks for spending so much time writing this post though. Just do a little fact checking first.

I admit to not spending a lot of time on the post. I do not have the time to match your mindless crusade.

You have never challenged the media report before - why now?

I know that you think protest is "uncivilized."
I know that you LAG on as an unelected rep.
I know that in spite of being against the CFS, you CANNOT articulate a vision for the students' movement other than pandering to elected officials about our value as commodities for the knowledge economy.

I know that the motions you are presenting at the AGM were not sent out to students. You seek to push your personal agenda; you make little effort to engage in open discussion nor do you seek the feedback of the populace.

You are neither a member of the Executive nor an elected representative.

Good luck on your "CFS Adventure." You're a real sleuth.

Are you misquoted in this article?

"We can't yell and scream about it anymore because it doesn't get us anywhere," said David Coletto, graduate student president.

http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=6ade7216-fbfe-4219-b84a-30d5d8174cd9&k=78385

Some of us believe that raising our voices and making demands is exactly what we have to do - although I suppose that is consistent with your personal political career goals.

Joanne, I did say that to the Herald. However, while I did vote against the tuition increase, the GSA believed that working with the admin would get grad students more. The result = a $1.1 million increase in grad funding. A 10% increase. A doubt a protest would have engaged Harvey and Alan in the same way. You're against the system. I don't like the system. The difference - i'd rather see small improvements in grad student status then fight the man and get zippo.

Matt and I were appointed by the duly elected executive to represent the GSA at this meeting. Although, in hindsight they should have sent you. You would fit in real well here.

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