|Campaigns for the Students' Union elections are well under way, which makes this an opportune time to further explain the relationship between the University of Regina Students' Union (URSU) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).|
The students of the U of R have repeatedly voiced their desire to be represented through Canada's student movement, the CFS. Our Students' Union has been, and continues to be, instrumental in developing the policies of the CFS, on both a national and provincial level. Indeed, all students' unions across the country develop these policies through their activities at General Meetings. In return, all students' unions are responsible for putting these policies into practice.
Our membership in the Canadian Federation of Students has allowed for a strong degree of continuity in our policies, campaigns and our daily work. Through this membership, we have a national and provincial voice with government, and in various organizations with whom we have common interests. Ultimately, our campus voice is that of our Students' Union. Again, it must be stated that students on this campus have shown that this voice must echo that of the Canadian Federation of Students. ||is the body ultimately bound to campus activism. Activists who become involved in CFS-SK are implicitly active within the URSU. However, the responsibility for activism does not lie solely with these students. Rather, the onus for organizing CFS campaigns lies with all members of the Board of Directors for URSU. CFS work is URSU work. This link cannot be denied.|
As the campaigns for the elections progress, each student must ensure that their campus representatives will work to implement the campaigns and policies students need and want. You are all members of the CFS, and as such, must make the student movement a priority when voting, because the student movement is crucial to your life as a student.