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UVic students vote to leave CFS

Aggressive campaign leads to high voter turnout

University of Victoria students have voted 70 per cent in favour of ending their membership in national lobby group, the Canadian Federation of Students. According to the Martlet, there were 3,255 votes to leavw the organization and 1,361 votes in favour of remaining. Karina Sangha, who led the campaign to defederate, said the pro-CFS campaign was very aggressive. Many students who might have abstained, cast their ballots against the CFS because they felt “harassed and intimidated,” Sangha said. Balloting took place March 29-31 and voter turnout was approximately 30 per cent. Sangha says she expects the CFS to challenge the results in court.

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