Dear SSMU members,
On November 21st, 2023, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) received a demand for a provisional and interlocutory injunction. This demand seeks to prevent the SSMU from voting on the ratification of the Policy Against Genocide in Palestine (presented at the Fall 2023 Referendum) at the Board of Directors.
Ratification by the Board of Directors is necessary for any policy or decision voted by Referendum to be actionable by the SSMU.
In court, a decision was reached to postpone the potential ratification of the policy until a verdict is rendered in a new court hearing. That hearing has been scheduled for the last week of March 2024. During the hearing, our lawyers will vigorously contest the injunction.
We understand that this delay may only further contribute to escalated tensions on campus. The SSMU will continue to provide resources for those in need during this time.
The SSMU’s Executive Committee