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Open-letter apology from CUSA president

Smyth set to propose Shinerama be reinstated as part of Carleton orientation week

Issued Nov. 27:

An open letter to all Carleton University students;

I want to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who was offended by the motion passed at this week’s council meeting. It was never any of our councilors or my own intentions to imply that Cystic Fibrosis was not a worth while charity for Carleton to support. I also would like to apologize to anyone whose life has been touched by Cystic Fibrosis. I am sorry for any pain this motion has caused you.

It has been great to see so many students come out and voice their opinions and support for Shinerama and Cystic Fibrosis. Thanks again for everyone’s feedback. Now, I would like to move forward to rectifying this issue.

I would like to invite all students to attend the council meeting on Monday evening. It will be held at 6:30pm, location will be available on the CUSA website as soon as we secure a space.

At this meeting I will be putting forward a motion to reinstate Shinerama as part of our Orientation week.

Over the last 24 years through Orientation, we have been able to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and over $1,000,000 for research and treatment of this terrible disease. I look forward to working with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to clear up the incorrect facts caused by the motion about Cystic Fibrosis and who is affected by it.

Again, I would like to apologize. There are a lot of reasons to have pride in our school and I look forward to working with everyone in continuing to strengthen the Carleton community.

Brittany Smyth
Carleton University Students’ Associatio

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