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Student unions find consensus at FEUQ congress

by admin January 26, 2010

The Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec will continue to lobby for the transfer of federal grant money to Quebec, the group decided at its congress this weekend.
The group has come up with a “plan of action,” to lobby for the transfers. “Basically, if it’s blocked for a couple of weeks, we’ll have to go and protest in the streets,” said Concordia Student Union president Amine Dabchy.
The FEUQ is a student lobby group that represents represents 15 student unions across the province, including the CSU.

Dabchy described the meeting postively, especially in comparison to a heated Canadian Federation of Students meeting he and some of his executives attended in late November.
“It’s black and white,” said Dabchy. “There are no internal politics.
“Everyone is on the same page, everyone is acting for the student movement.”
Dabchy said the CSU’s only complaint was that documents for the congress were not translated into English, but he said that other unions were supportive and that congress revised the federation’s budget to allocate more money to translating for future meetings.
Mathieu Le Blanc, press attaché for FEUQ, said there were few major decisions made at the congress because the group will be meeting again in February.

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