Author Archives: Edward Tolby

BDS court case verdict and the surrounding campus politics

Filed under Campus, Decolonization, Global Politics   ·   April 5th, 2017   ·   1 comment
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Tetrault reacted positively to the court verdict and stated that “the courts basically rejected the attempt by the pro-Israeli forces on the UBC campus to shut down [the] debate… [The verdict] was a very good decision for free speech, student union independence and I think it will discourage people from going to court to decide political issues.”

Inside the BDS court case against the AMS

Filed under Campus, Global Politics   ·   March 25th, 2017   ·   1 comment
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On Monday March 6, 2017, Toronto-based lawyer Alexi Wood appeared in the BC Supreme Court to defend the Alma Mater Society (AMS) against a lawsuit brought forth by a UBC Commerce student, Logan Presch. The litigation involved the proposed Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) referendum question that was put to the AMS by the student […]