The Tribune gives its endorsement for the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University’s (PGSS) Special Referendum.
Referendum to Consider Membership in the Canadian Federation of Students – “No”
This referendum question is being held following a prolonged legal battle between the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The Tribune strongly endorses a “No” vote for this referendum question. The PGSS has been attempting to terminate its membership with the CFS since 2010. The CFS has shown a lack of commitment to Quebec universities—it has not advocated for students in front of the Quebec National Assembly or the Quebec Education minister in the past three years. Should this referendum question pass with a majority “No” vote, $400,000 in membership fees that were taken by the CFS in the past five years will be reimbursed to the PGSS. As such, the Tribune supports PGSS’ attempt to disassociate from the CFS.