Fever Swamp Leftists lose funding at U Of Waterloo

WATERLOO — A University of Waterloo student group is scrambling to figure out how it will continue projects that tackle issues from tenants’ rights to lower tuition after fellow students voted to withdraw its funding.

The Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), formed in 1973, has long supported social justice and environmental issues on campus and around Waterloo Region.

But the group’s future is uncertain after students voted to eliminate their $4.75 fee for WPIRG — or about $270,000 in annual funding — a decision that could effect a range of initiatives from food for the poor, a local gay film festival, Black History Month celebrations and mental health awareness campaigns.

The debate over WPIRG’s funding started after its controversial support for an offshoot called the Palestine Solidarity Action Group, which calls for a boycott of Israeli universities.

That drew the attention of some Canadian Jewish lobby groups, who argued the boycott is anti-Semitic. They got involved in the campaign to sway Waterloo students to revoke WPIRG’s funding.

This WPIRG extortion racket operates at many universities and needs to be stamped out.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    WPIRG is an overtly political group, and the student council had no business levying a special fee to support them. WPIRG should be offered precisely the same level of support as any other Waterloo student club.

    • It’s been a long time con. A shame really.

    • Observer

      All PIRG’s (Public Interest Research Groups) at colleges and universities and the Canadian Federation of Students are Marxist groups with extremist agendas and should get no student funding.

      And particularly egregious is that universities and colleges administrations use their power to automatically levy these “student” fees on behalf of these third-parties against students usually at the time and on the same invoices as the tuition fees.

      • John Boy

        If everybody wants to see how bad these groups are you should sign up for their
        newsletters because they don’t post most of their extremist or
        antisemitic events online, but if you sign up for their mailing list,
        set up a new email account so they don’t know who you are.

        Here are the sorts of groups York OPIRG promotes

        A number of years ago Sharmeen from that group used to boast of all the money they got under the table from overseas. Unfortunately she did not let on as to where that other money was coming from or for what purpose.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Another example of millennials showing their conservative leanings.

  • Martin B

    Pull the plug. That’s the way to deal with these vermin.

  • ntt1

    This could be any university in Canada they all have extortionate student union fees to fund organizations long co-opted by hard left groups. With out extorted student union fees the rather silly BDS movement would not exist.There is no grass roots support for the left .

    • JoKeR

      How can you claim they have no supporters? Here is a video of a huge campus event held by the epitome of these groups Socialist Alternative.

      • ntt1

        Simple the majority of those hard left activists are not even students, serious students have NO time for this kind of crap only gender studies (maybe 3 units/week) zombies and other under challenged arts students have the time the rest? rent a crowd

      • John Boy

        Good one!

    • kkruger71

      Agreed. I had to think long and hard about whether to enter into a likely pointless fight about what I saw my student fees going towards when I went back to college a few years ago.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Everything Palestinian solidarity outfits touch turns to shit, as is the case here.

    • Clifford Olsen

      I see nothing wrong with palestinian culture and murdering childen.

  • marty_p

    Some further background:
    The fee was refundable if a student visited a remote office with limited hours during one week at the beginning of the academic year – if they missed that opportunity – too bad – they were locked in to paying that year. The fund’s management committee banked on the fact that most students were to busy (or lazy) to worry about $4.75.

  • V10_Rob

    Everybody wants social justice (and socialism) until they have to pay for it.

  • Markon

    About time my old school woke up. I used to send money for the sports teams. That stopped when I found out Elmasry (the jew hating islamist) was allowed to continue to teach there after he claimed on TV that all Jews were a valid target.

    Still won’t send them money anymore though. It is embarrassing that a highly regarded engineering/math/computer science school spews the fraudulent green swill.