Senate approves a new harassment policy for McGill

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December 6th will mark the 24th anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre.  Since 1989, we many of us have hoped for and worked toward a better world, a world where we wouldn’t have to worry about the next Marc Lépine.

Yesterday, McGill’s Senate approved an improved harassment policy.  This new policy includes provisions for increasing education and awareness, and also empowers all of us to act when we encounter instances of harassment and discrimination in any form, directed at anyone within our community.  If we want to eradicate the behaviour, we must not remain silent when we witness it.  If we make it clear that we truly believe in equality for all, that harassment and discrimination are always unacceptable, we may one day succeed in building that better world.

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