Letter: CFS services unnecessary due to those offered by CUSA

It’s always nice when someone who has routinely been a disappointment finally decides to take interest in you. I am, of course, referring to the representatives from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) who were kind enough to stop by the University Centre to provide pizza, hats—and reminders of why the decertification process must continue. What I found most interesting about seeing the CFS in action is that it was the first time I had actually seen the organization playing an active role in the affairs of Carleton students. With the mandatory annual $16 fee that we—a population of little less than 25,000 students—all pay to the CFS, totalling approximately $389,000 per year, there should be no need for the […]

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Letter: CUSA should adopt a strike policy

In this long and arduous strike, now approaching three weeks, we have had many struggles with the picket lines that have engulfed the entrances of our university. The strike has been difficult. A picketer’s foot was run over, a terrible close call that ought to serve as a reminder of the need for safety on the picket lines. Students spoke out about how they felt intimidated by the inappropriate comments made by certain picketers to promote their cause. And of course we can’t overlook the bus service disruption on campus. Throughout this period, students have been caught in the middle between the unions and the administration. In too many ways students have been powerless in the face of these labour […]

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