The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is headed to court – again.
The Canadian Federation of Students – British Columbia (CFS-BC) filed a notice of civil claim in the Supreme Court of B.C. on May 17, alleging that the KSA owes them $49,302.80 in unpaid bills for student handbooks.
“We have tried every avenue of seeking the KSA to pay for the services that they have received,” said Michael Olson, treasurer for the national CFS, in a June 6 phone interview. “Unfortunately, even though we’ve been trying for the last number of years to have these payments remitted, they haven’t been and they provided us with no other opportunity.”
The lawsuit alleges that KSA ordered handbooks from the CFS between 2005 and 2007, but never paid for them. The suit asks for damages, court-ordered interest, and costs. None of the allegations made by the CFS-BC have been proven in court.
The KSA had not yet filed a response as of The Runner’s deadline.
The KSA and the national and provincial branches of the CFS have a long history of conflict. The KSA has been involved in three lawsuits with the CFS or CFS-BC since 2008.
The KSA board also voted in March 2012 to ban the CFS from booking space on Kwantlen campuses.
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