CUFA-BC opposes bill regarding board members

March 31, 2012

The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA-BC) is criticizing the provincial government’s proposed Bill 18, which allows university and college boards of governors to request the removal of board members over conflicts of interest. Robert Clift of CUFA-BC says “Bill 18 is squarely aimed at bullying and intimidating the professors, students and staff members who serve on university and college boards.” Bill 18 would allow “any elected board member who dissents from [the] party line [to] be given the boot without being given a fair hearing and with no right of appeal.” The government has argued these provisions are necessary to prevent conflicts of interest on university and college boards. CUFA-BC has vowed to continue its opposition to the legislation.  CUFA-BC News Release