2,500 students, faculty petition U of T to cancel classes for Friday’s climate strike

"Thousands of University of Toronto community members have petitioned the school administration to close down activities at all campuses this Friday to facilitate participation in a global climate protest.

About 2,500 people — the majority of them students, along with hundreds of faculty, staff, librarians and alumni — have signed a letter sent to university president Meric Gertler. The letter asks the administration to close activities on all three campuses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the last day of what’s been dubbed the weeklong Global Climate Strike."

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