To ensure this does not happen again, and to insulate the administration from accountability and/or consequences for their recklessness in the future, Carol McAulay, Vice-President, Finance, has filed complaints against students involved in these protests that spoke to the media during the strike. Because of their role as media representatives, these students are now being singled out by the York University administration for reprisals under the SCRR in an obvious attempt to make an example of them and intimidate York University students into silent submission. In an open letter to the university president, the Canadian Association for Civil Liberties declared that these students' right to protest and assemble are protected by their rights as guaranteed by the Canadian Constitution. SCRR violations are not violations of the law but can still lead to harsh penalties, including suspension and expulsion. If these students are suspended or expelled, they will lose campus employment, campus housing, OSAP funds, and face the possibility of deportation. These students must now appear before an administrative tribunal to answer to charges or “complaints” arising from the students’ participation in protests during the recent CUPE strike. Punishment for these "violations" can result in suspension or expulsion.
These students need financial assistance to pay their legal fees. York University has access to legal advice on these charges, including a host of lawyers paid for by undergraduate tuition, but the students must obtain and fund their own lawyer, and are not eligible for Legal aid.
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