CORRECTION. The councillor's resignation letter that was published in the recent issue of Pro Tem, both online and in print, was not the letter that was presented to council on November 5, 2018. Pro Tem's original publication outlined that, as Pro Tem had edited the letter for grammar, an unedited version should be available to students via the GCSU. (Should students want to see the letter in its unedited form, please contact Pro Tem's Editor in Chief). An anonymous council member shared the following letter with Pro Tem on the night of November 7, 2018.
To the Glendon College Student Union,
Throughout these last few months I have enjoyed my time on the union. However, the overextension of council leadership has created a hostile work environment that I can no longer tolerate. There have been multiple instances of authoritarian belligerence that have compromised the well-being of everyone on council. Ever since our president was elected, she has abused her power, silencing officers, and bullying everyone in her path to implement her vision. This antagonism compounded by the inability to place checks on her power are responsible for fracturing council in its entirety. For this reason, it is with great regret that I deem it necessary to remove myself from the GCSU. Moving forward, I hope council can persevere through the circumstances they have been forced to endure, my hope being that the appropriate steps be taken to achieve reconciliation. It should go without saying that council deserves better treatment, especially when selflessly sacrificing time and effort on the union. I wish all of my colleagues luck as they remain on council.