Author: Davis

Statement on Bills 9 and 21

We are disappointed but not surprised to hear that Quebec’s CAQ government forced through two racist bills over the weekend: Bill 9 and Bill 21. Bill 9 reforms the province’s immigration system by implementing a “values test,” and effectively shreds around 16,000 pending immigration applications. Bill 21 bans certain public servants—including teachers, lawyers, police officers, and judges—from wearing religious symbols,...

Outgoing 2018-19 Executive Statement

To the CSU’s membership: As our mandate comes to an end, we want to thank you for trusting us with your union. It has been a year of both success and struggle, but through it all we’ve fought for student voices to be heard at Concordia. We campaigned for increased accountability from the university in its treatment of sexual violence survivors. We...

Statement Regarding Potential Spring 2019 Tuition Hikes

During Concordia’s Arts & Science faculty meeting on March 29th, a university administrator hinted that international tuition fees would be discussed at the Board of Governors meeting on May 22nd. We feel that this information must be shared publicly with the Concordia student body, and the University must actively engage in conversation with students about the issue of tuition. Tuition...

Revised 2018-2019 CSU Budget

To improve financial planning and transparency, the CSU has implemented a budget revision process at the mid-point of each academic year. This process is intensive but valuable, allowing the CSU to better present to students how spending is being prioritized, and to make changes to the budget plan where needed. The initial 2018-2019 budget and its February revision are the CSU’s...

Statement Regarding Tuition Hikes

In May 2018, the Minister of Higher Education announced the deregulation of tuition fees for international students across Quebec. This means that, starting in September of 2019, universities across the province will be able to arbitrarily raise tuition for most international students. The Concordia Student Union strongly opposes the government’s decision to privatize education, and we’re calling on Concordia’s administration...