Court is in session this Friday for a judicial review of the Student's Choice Initiative (SCI), which the PC government launched in January this year. The SCI gives students the choice to opt-out of fees that fund student services in universities. Ontario university student groups have demanded a court review of this strategy, saying it puts services such as clubs, newspapers, food banks and support programs in jeopardy.\nThe PC government has said students should have a choice as to which campus services they support, according to 680 News.\nSome fees remain mandatory for walk-safe programs, health and counselling, athletics and recreation and academic support, according to Global News. These fees are considered essential, while newspapers, clubs, and food banks are considered non-essential.\nCourt was in session at 9 a.m. on October 11. Student groups such as the York Federation of Students (YFS), The Canadian Federation of Students In Ontario (CFSON), and others are all in attendance to hear what the judge has to say about the review.\nIt’s a beautiful Friday and the YFS is sitting in provincial court! We are attending our court hearing along with @CFSFCEE and @CFSON regarding our case to REPEAL the STUDENT CHOICE INITIATIVE— YFS (@YFSlocal68) October 11, 2019\nToday I'll be joining the @CFSON @CFSFCEE and @YFSlocal68 for our court hearing against the provincial government. Join us today to show your support as we fight to defend students' rights and campus life. @OntarioPCParty #WeTheStudents will see you in court.#onpoli #cdnpoli— Sami (@SamiPritch) October 11, 2019\nThe Student Choice Initiative has had tremendous negative impacts on CUPE members, students and workers across the province. Can you come out this Friday to the public hearing for the legal challenge around the SCI? @CFSFCEE @CFSON @YFSlocal68 pic.twitter.com/ZwPsrhI1xA— CUPE 1281 (@CUPE1281) October 9, 2019\nThe York Federation of Students along with the Canadian Federation of Students in Ontario filed the lawsuit back in May, according to UofT student newspaper The Varsity.\nObserving the Student Choice Initiative trial today (on my own behalf). Looking forward to hearing the arguments from both parties, even though my student government is hurting from SCIs. #ontpoli #osgoode @legalandlit— Rachael Glassman (@rachaelg) October 11, 2019\n"The government, particularly, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities doesn’t have the authority to impose a policy upon the memorandum of understanding between the student unions and the college and university administrations," the National Executive Representative for the CFS–O, Kayla Weiler, said to The Varsity.\nThe Student "Choice" Initiative has changed campus life as we know it. Join students & community members gathering before tomorrow's court hearing for a "Last Chance Campus Life Fair," to show your support for student organization autonomy & campus life. #WeTheStudents #cfsfcee pic.twitter.com/kTnCdVRNOw— CFS-Ontario (@CFSON) October 10, 2019\nIll be attending the court hearing tomorrow because I support our students’ unions and student organizations. We are autonomous and union busting policies like the Student Choice Initiative has got to go! #WeTheStudents https://t.co/VIqFpLcci0— Kayla Weiler-Fox (@kaylaweilerfox) October 11, 2019\n"the total number of students who opted out of at least one program was 8,759 - between both undergrads and grad students. The university collected $1,688,969 in student fees this year, opposed to $2,079,664 last year, a difference of about 35 per cent."https://t.co/IQ1yEBdKFw— Matthew Murray 🦇 going to #FORCE2019 (@MidniteLibrary) October 7, 2019\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.