McGill graduate students vote to disaffiliate from CFS

January 21, 2015

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) of McGill University has voted to disaffiliate itself with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The referendum, which concluded earlier this week, comes after a protracted legal battle between the PGSS and the CFS. 25% of the PGSS’s 8,000 members voted in the referendum, with 97% voting for decertification. CFS President Jessica McCormick said that “the federation respects the right of individual members to vote on the question of continued membership through the democratic processes set out in the bylaws”; however, she added that the results must go before local students’ unions at the next national general meeting for ratification. Montreal Gazette