The Legal Regulation of University Student Associations in Canada
(2013) 22:3 Education & Law Journal 267
19 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2014 Last revised: 30 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2013
Although university student associations are key actors in Canadian political and social life, and although they engage in a significant amount of litigation, there is very little published research on their legal regulation. This article seeks to address this gap in the literature by providing a broad overview of the state of the law governing student associations across Canada. The applicable legal regimes are divided into three models: the state control model (Alberta), the state support model (Quebec), and the minimalist model (all other jurisdictions). Special attention is paid to the jurisprudence arising from the 2012 Quebec student strike, which may have a significant impact on future developments in this area.
Keywords: student rights, student association, freedom of association, student strike, university
JEL Classification: K00, I20
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