Ian Boyko, CFS government relations co-ordinator, says the federation wants federal parties to adopt several CFS policies. Most of these policies advocate for an increase in federal funding. The CFS would like to see funds increased to provincial transfer payments, to Statistics Canada, to aboriginal students, to the Canada Student Grant Program, and to the Canada Graduate Scholarships Program
One might be tempted to recall the Ontario provincial election from last fall. Shelley Melanson, who currently chairs the CFS-Ontario board, threatened Dalton McGuinty. “That man will get re-elected in this election if he’s willing to agree to deal with tuition fees, but we will kick him out of office if he doesn’t,” she promised. A familiar preoccupation for student politicians. McGuinty all but flipped them off to absolutely no consequence.