CFS, CBU Students' Union reach resolution over fees

April 26, 2016

The Canadian Federation of Students and the Cape Breton University Students’ Union have reached “a mutually satisfactory resolution of their ongoing litigation” after about a year of negotiation. CFS sued CBUSU last year when CBUSU withdrew from the national group, stating that it was not getting value for its annual membership fees. An Ontario judge found that CBUSU had not followed proper procedure in its referendum, and the union was ordered to pay the federation’s court costs, damages, and six years' worth of unpaid dues. The new joint statement maintains CBUSU as a member of CFS while “recognizing CBUSU’s financial limitations” in the agreed-upon ongoing membership fees. CBC