On November 30, 2019 Daniel Koren, the Executive Director of Hasbara Fellowships Canada, reported:
The student union of U of T Scarborough (SCSU) [is] introducing a conspicuously timed motion that, if passed, would deprive Jews of their right to publicly support their indigenous homeland on campus. It would also force Jewish students to abandon a vital aspect of their religious identity and bar U of T Scarborough students from engaging in open and honest dialogue about Israel, a clear and vicious assault on their freedom of speech and expression… the motion… was to be debated at the SCSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday night. However, the motion was not presented and will be brought up at the next AGM.
The text of the motion:
Students for Justice in Palestine’s posters in the Student Centre that were meant to commemorate Nakba Day;
Be it resolved that, the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union reaffirm its commitment to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement by committing to actively support initiatives that raise awareness about the state of Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine and war crimes against Palestinian peoples;
Be it further resolved that, the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union refrain from engaging with organizations or participating in events that further normalizes Israeli apartheid;
and Be it further resolved that the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union’s Board of Directors draft a policy resolution to endorse the BDS movement to ensure that future elected representatives and staff of the Students’ Union uphold our collective commitment to justice in Palestine;
and Be it further resolved that the policy resolution mentioned above be presented to the next Annual General Meeting for adoption.