Editors' Note

It has come to our attention that during an Instagram live on Feb. 5, AMS Executive Presidential candidate of Team TIA Isaac Sahota claimed The Journal did not allow someone to comment on The Journal's Endorsement editorial, "With the AMS facing steep challenges, Team RTZ is ready to lead." This is completely false. The Journal did not prevent or delete any comments on our editorial. The Journal supports and welcomes public commentary.

Additionally, while The Journal is partially financed by the AMS through a mandatory student fee, AMS Corporate By-Law Sections 13.1.2 and 13.1.3  guarantee The Journal's editorial autonomy from the AMS. They state: "The editorial autonomy of the Queen's Journal is guaranteed by the AMS Corporate By-laws and Constitution. It shall be honoured by all Officers of the Society, the Corporation and the University. Opinions published in the Queen's Journal shall not necessarily be those of the Society, the Corporation, the University, or any officer thereof. The Queen's Journal shall regularly bear notice to this effect. It is recognized and affirmed that it is in the best interests of the Society members, and of the University community, that the Queen's Journal be free from the influence of student government and outside institutions with regards to its editorial integrity and accordingly, that it be independent of the Board both as to management and editorial control, and that the Board will not exercise financial control over the operation of the Queen's Journal, except as specifically provided in this by-law."

Sincerely,

Raechel Huizinga and Matt Scace

Editor in Chief and Managing Editor

 

 

 

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