It’s a start

The Canadian Federation of Students gave some student media access to their recent national conference in Ottawa. This is a good first step on their part and a huge leap forward from their position of a year ago.

The Student Society of McGill University can be proud. They joined the Federation saying they planned to move it towards transparency and last year, they tabled a motion calling on the CFS to open its meetings to the student media. The motion was overwhelmingly rejected and the SSMU was kicked out of the CFS later in the year.

The opening of their meeting to move selected student journalists is a good first step on the part of the CFS and hopefully represents the beginning of a reform movement within the organization.