Xue Xu says pronouns and phonetic pronunciation to be added to delegations.
We missed some of Xue Xu's delegation but here are some highlights:

"Myself and others heard again and again, that students, especially gender minorities, racialized and disabled people, are having stressful, even traumatic interactions because of special constables."
"I myself, too, was falsely arrested by special constables as a student on my previous campus, my charges later dropped, a situation that was terrifying for me as someone with a disability that means I cannot reliably control what I say." said Xu
.@Ward_Verschaeve now speaking to special constables item at @Carleton_U.
.@Ward_Verschaeve said seeing that more special constables added to the list brought him to a dark place.

When Ward attempted to take his own life, special constables separated him from his friends and locked him in a room.

He says he's not the only one.
.@Ward_Verschaeve says many students have experienced this before. He is not the only one.
.@Ward_Verschaeve says why are @OttawaPolice okay with special constables having no accountability?

Ward has been receiving death threats because of speaking out against special constables.
.@OPSChiefSloly just saying that @OttawaPolice can help @Ward_Verschaeve after saying that police had caused him mental strife.
Member Nirman suggests having broader consultation around special constables on campuses/buses.
.@Ward_Verschaeve asks legitimate question about why we are spending money on special constables when we should spend them on something else.
The @OttawaPolice board decides to special constable appointment

Important note tht this is the first time in recent memory that an appointment of a special constable has been deferred.

This is because of all the public delegates today that spoke out against their appointment.
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