Once again, a pro-life student group is having a rough start to being granted club status.
Dec. 19, 2011. Fredericton, New Brunswick: Pro-life students at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus were shocked last week to learn from their student newspaper, TheBrunswickan, that their club would not be recognized by the Student Union due to a “lack of information”.
“The whole situation has been incredibly frustrating,” says Amanda Magee, the President of UNB Students for Life. “We have given the Student Union information. We have offered to be present to answer questions.”
UNB Students for Life applied for club status in October, not anticipating any issues given that a pro-life club is active at the UNB Saint John campus and had also existed at the Fredericton campus only a few years previous. When their contact on council, Andrew Martel, requested additional information from the club, they replied, ensuring that the information would be received before the next Council meeting on November 20th. Despite this, Andrew Martel stated at the meeting, according to the Nov. 20th minutes, that he did not receive any information from the club.
“We’ve had to rely on the student newspaper and the minutes of the meetings to piece things together,” adds Magee. “And the Dec. 4th minutes still aren’t available so we’re not entirely sure what happened.”
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