Next to September and early October, the period around St. Patricks Day is a major problem for us. Queen's classes are over, exams are yet to start, and the weather is improving. This often leads to noisy, disruptive, alcohol-excessive parties which disturb the neighbourhood and leave a visual mess.
We believe that the families of students involved in these disruptions would not tolerate such behaviour of residents in their neighbourhood in their home town. So we feel that we should not be expected to tolerate it here in our neighbourhood in Kingston.
We recognize that the lawbreaking Queen's students represent only a small proportion of the entire student body. Unfortunately, a few lawbreakers may give the entire student population a bad name and also damage the unversity's reputation. And harm town-gown relations.
The Coroner's report into the tragic deaths last year of two Queen's students recommended, among other things, that the peer justice system used by Queen's be taken back by the university from the students for matters involving alcohol and safety. We strongly agree, and are disappointed that the AMS student government have the Coroner's recommendation.
The lists on the following pages contain names and date-of-birth of persons found guilty of liquor law violations during the period around St. Patricks Day 2012. This information is public information, taken from the Ontario Court of Justice dockets. The date-of-birth and middle initials (where provided on the court docket) can assist in uniquely identifying the persons convicted. Some names on these lists are obviously not Queen's students.