Kwantlen University College will remain a member of the Canadian Federation of Students, according to very early results. The initial numbers show that students voted 56 per cent in favour of maintaining membership in Canada’s largest student lobby organization.
The vote comes just two weeks after students at Simon Fraser University and graduate students at the University of Victoria voted to leave the CFS. Cape Breton students also voted to cease membership, although it is unclear whether the CFS will recognize the results due to a dispute about referendum notice.
The Kwantlen results will put an end to weeks-long legal wrangling over the referendum. The students’ association and CFS were in court a number of times in the lead up to the vote, arguing over issues related the referendum including the referendum question, campaign materials, and voting procedures.