CSU By-elections: All Referendum Questions Pass

All Council Candidates Elected as Well

  • Graphic Madeleine Gendreau

All referendum questions passed in the Concordia Student Union by-election after a ballot count on Thursday night, according to CSU’s Chief Electoral Officer Mohammed AlNaggar.

1102 students voted during polling from Nov. 24 to 26, AlNaggar said.

All of the candidates running for the CSU councillor positions were elected as well.

Students voted in favour of two new fee-levies, which are fees paid each semester toward student organizations.

The Community University Research Exchange will become a fee-levy group at $0.08 per credit, while the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec will collect a fee of $3.50 per semester. Both fees are effective next semester.

The full results are as followed:

Accessible Education

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) agree to adopt an accessible education position for the union positions book, as outlined below?”

  • Yes: 862
  • No: 109
  • Abstentions: 141

CSU Daycare and Nursery

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) agree to create a Daycare and Nursery service for student parents through the re-allocation of the Union’s membership fees as follows effective Fall 2016?”

  • Yes: 743
  • No: 201
  • Abstentions: 156

Community University Research Exchange (CURE)

“Do you agree to pay 8 cents per credit to the Community-University Research Exchange (CUREConcordia), for the creation of a new Fee-levy group effective Winter 2016?”

  • Yes: 722
  • No: 188
  • Abstentions: 190

Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ)

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) agree to affiliate with the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ), a province-wide student association that represents, mobilizes, and conducts research to advance the pedagogical, political, social, and economic interests of the university student population in Quebec, and pay $3.50 per semester indexed to inflation in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, effective Winter 2016?”

  • Yes: 498
  • No: 338
  • Abstentions: 263

Social Economy Incubator

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) support the CSU employing its resources, including a portion of the Student Space, Accessible Education, and Legal Contingency Fund, to establish an autonomous Concordia-based solidarity economy incubator that will primarily engage students through the support, development, study, and promotion of democratic enterprises?”

  • Yes: 731
  • No: 144
  • Abstentions: 230

Bylaw Changes

“Do you as a member of the Concordia Student Union (CSU) approve the proposed by-law changes as presented in the supporting documentation at the ballot station?”

  • Yes: 587
  • No: 154
  • Abstentions: 343

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