CTV reports on international students in Cape Breton region, CBU pushes back on “misleading” segment


A recent CTV News W5 segment highlighted the difficulties that international students face in the Cape Breton region, including a lack of housing and food insecurity. CTV News reporters spoke to international students from Cape Breton University, who said they were frustrated by the lack of affordable housing, transit, and part-time jobs in the region. CBU issued a statement pushing back on the segment and its portrayal of the institution in the article. “We welcomed the W5 team to our campus to share with them the ways in which we are addressing these challenges,” stated CBU President David Dingwall. “Unfortunately, much of this information did not air or was presented inaccurately.” Dingwall outlined the university’s efforts to address housing challenges, such as the exploration of on-campus housing options and the creation of its Housing Taskforce.

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