Recap: Canadian Federation of Students held its AGM

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) discussed support for marginalized students and the audit of a once-hidden bank account at their annual general meeting (AGM) from Nov. 17-20, in Gatineau, Que. Established in 1981 at Carleton, the CFS is the largest national student association in Canada, according to their website. Representing more than 650,000 students across Canada, the federation lobbies provincial and federal governments to support student issues, in addition to providing advocacy campaign material to student unions. The CFS holds two national general meetings each year, where student union members from across the country gather to discuss policies, amend bylaws, and vote on motions. Motions are proposed during the opening plenary on the first meeting day, discussed in sub-committee […]

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CUSA holds first council meeting of school year

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their first council meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 27. The meeting began with executive members updating council on what initiatives they’re working on and what’s planned for the coming months. Currently in the works is a continued effort to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, CUSA plans to begin tabling for signatures in October, although the petition is already accessible at the CUSA office. They also plan to host a town hall next month and have an open discussion with students about the process. “Imagine it kind of like a debate, but more so an opportunity to come and ask us anything […]

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