The Nuts and Bolts of Victoria Square’s Protest City
At first glance, Occupy Montreal is a ramshackle series of tents, people and supplies. Chaotically spread out in Victoria Square, the center of Montreal’s financial district, it appears to have no rhyme or reason.
New CSU CEO Already Prepping for Elections
Confusion over the hiring, and firing, of the Concordia Student Union Chief Electoral Officer last week overshadowed the position’s immediate responsibility—organizing the byelection taking place in three weeks.
CUPFA Calls out “Bad Management,” Supports Student
Concordia University’s Part-time Faculty Association released a statement last week officially supporting students on the Nov. 10 Day of Action, calling for us to “Occupy [the] Government” and “defend accessibility to a university education.”
Brochetterie Rodos to Be Replaced by Condos
The landmark Côte-des-Neiges restaurant Brochetterie Rodos was still operating, as it had for 30 years on Queen Mary Rd., when the wrecking ball came for it in the early morning of Oct. 17. Rodos’ owner Christina Yotis was awaiting a judicial hearing concerning her eviction by condo developers, Allprime Property Inc.
Fine Arts Executive Honorariums Officially Up
The Fine Arts Student Alliance budget, which includes an increase in executive honorariums, was officially passed at the FASA meeting on Nov. 1.
ASFA and GSA Hold Symbolic Vote in Advance of Nov. 10
Graduate students and students in the Arts and Science Federation of Associations voted for a one-day strike on Nov. 10, joining 140,000 students across the province also confirmed to be on strike for the Day of Action against tuition hikes.
Senate Approves Five-Year Plan Despite Student Objections
After an hour of debate, Concordia’s Senate voted by secret ballot to adopt a new five-year academic plan for the university, despite rampant student opposition.
Standing Regulations Violations Lead to CEO Switch
The search for a Chief Electoral Officer continued last week as the Judicial Board—an independent ruling body of the Concordia Student Union—voted unanimously on Nov. 2 that the appointment of the former CEO by last year’s Council was conducted in violation of the standing regulations, and nullified his position.
Students’ Concerns Dismissed
After an hour of debate, Concordia’s Senate voted by secret ballot to adopt a new five-year academic plan for the university, despite rampant student opposition. In total, 26 Senators voted in favour of the plan, and 19 voted in opposition.
Thousands of ConU Students Expected in the Streets
Two student associations, representing over 27,000 students, have been mandated to strike on Nov. 10, the day of action against tuition increases.