UOttawa students mount effort to replace embattled student federation

October 12, 2018

A group of students at the University of Ottawa are attempting to form a new student union. The Ottawa Citizen  reports that the effort follows UOttawa’s decision to sever its relationship with the existing Student Federation of the University of Ottawa following allegations of fiscal mismanagement. Thus far, the group has posted a provisional 36-page constitution and a list of proposals on its website. The Citizen states that permanently cancelling the agreements between the university and the existing student federation would involve significant complications, but adds that the university supports any student government that operates in good faith. Ottawa Citizen