I am working on a project with the University of Regina Students’ Union for the referendum on continued membership in the Canadian Federation of Students. I am the chair of the ‘No Vote’. For this post not to have a complaint filed against it, I have to post material that has been approved by the Referendum Oversight Committee (ROC) or risk having it ordered to be taken down or face consequences:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS):
How much do we pay?
Collectively the UofR pays $89,000 per year or $11 per full time student and $5.50 per part time student to make up the combined national and provincial membership fee to the CFS.
What does CFS do for U of R students?
If you go to their website over the past ten years they have 544 press releases, four are about Saskatchewan and two are about the U of R.
What does the CFS do Federally?
They will tell you that they lobby government and fight for students but the reality is that post-secondary education is administered at a provincial level. Whatever the CFS lobby’s for will affect the UofR the same regardless if we are paying into CFS or not. Continue Reading