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  1. It is a big deal considering it is one dollar from every student that goes UTM, and only 500 students attended the march. So in reality, they’re paying $20 per student that attended. That’s a lot of money.

  2. It’s a big deal because organizations such as UTSU and UTMSU have shifted their focus from being service based to being protest based. Moreover, this does not account for all the student levy money that UTSU themselves spent on this campaign, which i think should also be released, since we all pay into that organization. I was relived to hear that UTMSU had no part to play in the whole “ending Israeli Apartheid” campaign that UTSU ran last year.

  3. This is a big deal because the use of this money was made redundant. They spent all of this money merely HAVING the protest, how much money did they spend on other endeavors or other elements of this campaign? They aren’t doing students any good by spending the money, which they claim is too much, on protests that make no change.

  4. I think this has more to do with UTMSU’s image than it does with dropping fees. The illusion of “making a difference” by doing very little – except except incurring more bills paid by students – is quite powerful. Obviously a bunch of screaming students will never be able to reduce tuition. We all know that (least I hope so). But for the sake of doing something, and for the sake of creating a proactive image for UTMSU, students gather and hope that provocative chants will sway Queen’s Park to see things their/our way. They won’t. They never will.

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