Students of Langara College,
Tonight I heard an ad on 104.9 XFM brought to me by the student union of Langara College... it was something to the effect that Langara students are against was and the USA, and students should walk-out of classes to go protest at the US consulate in downtown Vancouver.
I'm sure glad I don't go to Langara, or I'd be furious... If my school's student union (I'm a student) was paying for ads like this I would be absolutely irate. Not only are they spending each student’s mandatory student union dues on something that does not benefit the students and has nothing to do with Langara College, but they are presenting a political position which may or may not be representative of the student body.
Can any Langara student tell me if they had a poll of student opinion on action in Iraq, or if they asked students if their student union dues should be spent on political advertisments. I hardly think they would condone radio advertisements supporting a firm position on such a significant and debated political OPINION. Could you imagine an ad offering support of the American position? Nor can I...
My personal thanks goes out to each and every student of Langara College for informing myself and the general public on your political stance... Saddam Hussein would be proud of your solidarity during these grave times of his presidency.