University of Regina students are still waiting the results of a Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) referendum held in late October that would determine whether the university remains a member of the national student lobby group.
The University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) says that CFS members of the referendum oversight committee have not returned to complete the ballot counting process. URSU has announced that it is seeking a court injunction against CFS to speed the process along.
At issue is a disagreement over the eligibility of students from First Nations University of Canada (FNUC). FNUC is a federated college at the U of R and students pay union dues both to URSU and the FNUC students’ union.
According to URSU, an agreement was reached with the CFS that would see FNUC ballots counted only if those votes held the balance in the outcome. CFS denies that agreement and wants the status of FNUC votes settled before ballot counting can continue.