Canadian Federation of Students urges UOttawa students to stick with embattled union

December 5, 2018

The Canadian Federation of Students has announced that it opposes the University of Ottawa’s decision to sever ties with the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa following an investigation into its finances. The CFS states that the dissolution of the SFUO would have far-reaching consequences for on-campus businesses,  service centres, and employees. In addition, the SFUO holds contracts with vendors, is a signatory to the U-Pass agreement, and administers the undergraduate health and dental plan. According to the CFS, “[t]he university does not have the right to dissolve the corporation with its many contracts, employees and services and unilaterally assign them to a new entity.” UOttawa students will vote on the SFUO’s future on December 4. CFS (ON)