Nipissing University students have voted in favour of retaining the Canadian Federation of Students as their lobby group.
A referendum on the issue was held March 23 and 24 by the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), and 74.2 per cent of the students who participated voted in favor despite a rigorous campaign to fire CFS. Twenty-five per cent of students voted to get rid of CFS and 0.8 percent of the ballots were spoiled.
Voter turnout for the referendum was the highest in Nipissing University history with over 1,500 students checking a ballot. The turnout nearly triples the previous record for democratic participation set during the last student union election.
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