Carleton University is no longer withholding funds from two students’ unions. The university’s board had voted in October not to remit student membership fees to the Carleton University Students’ Association and the Graduate Students’ Association. Carleton administrators had raised concerns over financial accountability and wanted to see audited statements to ensure student funds were handled appropriately before renewing agreements with the two unions. An email sent to students on Monday stated that a new agreement has now been reached and that it “allows the university to fulfil the recommendation of its auditors, ensures the annual collection of democratically decided membership fees and levies, while reinforcing the independence of CUSA and GSA.” Details have yet to be released.
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