Canadian Federation of Students

Students Are A Bit Too Optimistic About Paying Off Their Loans

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Getting a post-secondary degree can be an expensive endeavour, but a recent survey suggests that most students believe they'll be on track t...

Althia Raj

Bill C-23 Puts Plan To Encourage Youth Voting In Jeopardy

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — An Elections Canada pilot program aimed at encouraging student voting during the 2015 election could be grounded if the Fair Elections Act ...

Debt Delaying Canadians' Lives

CBC | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Business

Brittany Verge knew she would have to rely on student loans to pay for post-secondary education after high school. But as a teenager, she didn'...

The Ongoing Trend of Corruption in Student Unions

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Universities have, on occasion, intervened and exercised their power to withhold money from student unions acting against the wishes of their membership. Student union executives typically respond with a sad attempt to take the moral high ground, repeating variations of the following: "student unions should have autonomy over their own affairs." A novel idea: How about returning power to the students?

Does the Canadian Federation of Students Care About Students?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national organization composed of campus student unions, purports to organize students on a "democratic, co-operative basis." When Guelph students wanted to hold a referendum to exit the CFS, they served the CFS with a petition asking for a referendum to be held to decertify. However, the CFS refused to schedule a referendum. Guelph's Central Student Association (CSA) took the CFS to court.

Why Don't Student Groups Protest Outside Of Quebec?

CP | Brian Platt, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - When a six-year tuition freeze was lifted in British Columbia in 2002, causing tuition at most universities to double over the next three ...

Keep Your Protests in Quebec

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Whatever happens in Quebec happens in Quebec; it is beyond our control here in Ontario. What is alarming however, is that, as of this past weekend, Ontario students have begun to petition to bring the movement to their province. And all in the name of that often-used, deflated word "solidarity." This would be disastrous.

Stop Throwing Tantrums Over Tuitions

Jonathan Scott | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada
Jonathan Scott

Rather than celebrating the largest reduction in tuition in a generation, the Canadian Federation of Students' plans to tear into Ontario Premier McGuinty because his tuition reduction excludes graduate and international students -- cohorts he never pledged to support.