The latest craziness from student leaders at the University of Ottawa..
This is a cross-post from Rightchik...
Along with other half-wit student unions across the country, the socialist busybodies at SFUO banned selling bottled water on campus last year. Surprisingly, this applied not only to student union-operated businesses, but all businesses on campus, including Starbucks!
You can still buy bottled vitamin water, bottled mineral water, bottled carbonated water, and any array of other items packaged in plastic bottles on campus. Just not plain old regular bottled water. But that of course does not stop these morons from convincing themselves they have done something great for the environment.
The Campus Conservatives took notice of this idiot-logic and used the annual “clubs day” to draw attention to just how ludicrous it is. At their booth, they had a petition to allow independent businesses to sell bottled water, and handed out a free bottle of water to each person who signed it.
Around noon, SFUO VP Communications Paige Galette came out and engaged the Campus Conservatives in a calm, rational discussion about the merits of free market economics on campuses. Just kidding. She threw a hissy fit and started yelling at the people operating the booth, accusing them of doing something illegal, and got some of her comrades to form a human barrier (LOL) around the booth to stop people from getting access to the bottled water.
One of the people operating the booth asked to see the clause which states that it is illegal to give out water for free on campus. Galette escorted him into the student centre to show him the clause. After waiting for a few minutes, a different SFUO VP came and told him that there has been a misunderstanding and that only the sale of bottled water is banned on campus (duh) and that the club was entirely within their rights to give it out for free.