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Concordia Student Union sues CFS

Referendum to leave national student group still not recognized

The Concordia Student Union filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Federation of Students earlier this week, so that the results of a referendum to leave the organization will be recognized. In March 2010’s vote, Concordia students voted 2,348 to 931 to defederate from the national student lobby group, but the CFS maintains that Concordia is still member. The CSU is also asking Quebec Superior Court to throw out an agreement signed by a previous student president that stated the CSU owed the CFS $1 million in membership fees. The CSU is seeking $100,000 in damages, and the CFS has until June 1 to file its own court documents, the Canadian University Press reported. A similar lawsuit is being waged by the McGill Post Graduate Students’ Society, whose members have also voted to leave the CFS.

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