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U of T students petition against the military

Administration asked to ban recruiters from campus

A petition is circulating among University of Toronto students to convince the administration to ban military recruiters from the campus. So far the petition has around 300 signatures. “We are continuing to collect signatures on the petition and we’re meeting with the administration as well,” graduate student and one of the anti-military organizers, Daniel Vandervoort, told Canadian University Press. “Canadian military is not just your run-of-the-mill employer . . . This is an organization that trains people to kill and to fight wars.” On Feb 2, Vandervoort and PhD student Jacob Nerenberg, led a protest of 30 people against Department of National Defence recruiters who were on the campus to discuss policy analyst jobs with students. The activists are also encouraging students to protest against a talk today to be given by Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance. A Canadian Forces spokesman said they don’t recruit at universities unless invited.

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