uOttawa student union criticized for funding G20 protest bus

July 30, 2010

The president of the University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives says the university's student federation made a "blatant misuse" of student fees after the union used such fees to bus about 50 student protesters to the G20 summit at Toronto in June. The student federation's president says the union was just doing its job by aiding student participation in the protests. "We're helping (students) be involved in activities that make university special." A pair of University of British Columbia student leaders reportedly used student funds to fly to Toronto to protest the summit. They were arrested on June 27 and charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. They are scheduled to appear in a Toronto court later this month. Ottawa Citizen