I have been extremely busy this week. I am not able to say the exact details yet. I will say, check back tomorrow about 4pm to get the full story.
I am working on the story. Today, the MSU Board of Directors gave me a document they thought would prove themselves to have followed MSU Policies in a major action they took on Friday.
After actually reading the document they gave me, they realized that it proved they had violated policy and that this policy did not justify their actions. I will say that it did not conclusively prove to me that policies were followed. There is a question as to what policies should have been followed. The way they see this matter, the full-time employment policy was the one to follow. The way others see it, it should have been SRA approved operating policies.
I was wrong to state what I did in the strikeout as it is open to opinion.
As a follow-up to this email, I wish to thank my anonymous source that sent me this document.
I was sent this email by the MSU Vice-President Finance Drew Mitchell:
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From: “VP Finance – Drew Mitchell”
Today when i gave you the MSU Emplyment Policy for Regular Employees approved April 28, 2003 i was under the impression that it was a public document. Upon further review this is not a public document and is not to be circulated. Any copies you have of the document are to be distroyed at this time. If you have any questions or concerns about this please forward them to myself.
Vice President – Finance and CFO
McMaster Students Union
McMaster University Student Centre Room 201 1280 Main Street West Hamilton Ont.
Phone: 905-525-9140 x24109
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Why did I post this? I feel that no policy of the Students Union that guide the direction of the student politicians should be confidential unless it names individuals or the release of it would harm the security of the Students Union.
You cannot give documents that you believe are in your favour to people and then take them away. Especially when this document was being welded as a stick.