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Vote Yes to Support the McGill Daily’s Shoestring Budget of $240,000

16/11/2022|Lots of views|
What the Daily's coffers needs to look like in order for them to survive. Source: A completely unbiased accountant.
What the Daily's coffers needs to look like in order for them to survive. Source: A completely unbiased accountant.

Dearest McGill students,

Maybe this is the first time you’re reading our content. Maybe you’re a lifelong fan coming back to relive what it was like reading our articles back when we were funny and productive enough to actually release articles. Or maybe you’re just a McGill Daily editor who was baited by the title. Regardless, we’re here to tell you why you should vote YES to keep your Daily Publication Society fees.

Firstly, the Daily’s extremely efficient operations allow them to run at the cost of only 240,000 dollars a year (not accounting for $1.5 million defamation lawsuits). This is an absolute bargain of a student publication if you ask us. Despite the samosa sale ban decreasing demand for their product by nearly 6,000% the Daily remains committed to circulating thousands of print copies of newspapers in every nook and cranny of McGill’s campus. It's hard to think of a better way McGill could spend $240,000 a year.

Secondly, the Daily is consistent in representing the views of their fellow students. Whether it’s shitting on Movember (https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2013/11/movember-as-micro-aggression/), telling the Western world to get their ‘hands off Venezuela’ to the instant condemnation of the McGill Spanish & Latin American Students Association (https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2019/02/hands-off-venezuela/), to complaining about online schooling (https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2020/10/opinion-mcgills-online-learning-is-a-disgrace/) and then complaining about returning to school in person (https://www.mcgilldaily.com/2021/09/mcgill-returns-to-in-person-schooling/), the Daily is consistent in representing its constituents’ views and values. As anyone can see, an organization of this type not only deserves a mandatory fee, but possible your mandatory readership of it as well.

Unfortunately, as we're sure you all know, it is impossible to run a student newspaper on a budget of less than $240,000. We at the Nightly barely manage to survive on our 2.4 million dollar budget. So vote YES or journalism on campus will cease to exist (except the Tribune. And the Bull and Bear. And the Nightly. And the Why Intersection (oh wait))

Finally, the Daily is, and always was, McGill University’s funniest newspaper. So please, go to https://ssmu.simplyvoting.com/ and vote YES for the mandatory Daily Publication Society fee. Because if something stands for what you don’t believe in, you should be forced to pay for its $240,000 annual budget.

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