I recently signed a letter, alongside 26 former Presidents of the University Students Council at Western, calling on the Students’ Council President from my first year, Stephen Lecce, to meet with us to discuss Minister Merrilee Fullerton’s recent announcement about post-secondary education. Stephen is now a Progressive Conservative MPP for King-Vaughan with what appears to be a fair amount of influence in his party.
It doesn’t surprise me that Stephen has made it to where he is. I remember him, amid the confusion of my first year on the USC, as a dedicated, passionate, and kind leader. He made time for me, even offering encouraging words, long before I ran for election, in the end zone of the Orientation Week football game. As I grew up at the USC, I realized that Stephen had also been willing to push his relationships to pursue his agenda. In short, he was a serious student politician.
That’s why I’m disappointed that Stephen hasn’t told us what he believes about Minister Fullerton’s proposals.
I’m not upset because he’s ignoring 26 former Presidents, frankly, I’m impressed that 26 of us were able to agree long enough to sign the same piece of paper.
I’m disappointed because I want to hear from my USC President and he doesn’t seem to have anything to say.