CSU Finance Coordinator Resigns
Newly Elected Candidate May Begin Training 1 Month Early
An executive from the Concordia Student Union announced their resignation today.
This article has been updated.
Anas Bouslikhane, the finance coordinator, submitted a letter to the union’s council, explaining the sudden departure.
“I can say that the past few weeks have been challenging due to extenuating circumstances,” Bouslikhane wrote. “The best way for me to move forward is to mitigate my professional responsibilities.”
Bouslikhane added he would be available to council on an interim basis. He could not be reached for further comment by press time.
The resignation comes during polling for the CSU’s annual general election. Adrian Longinotti for Act Together and Tiffana Paulrajah for Empower Concordia are currently running for the finance position.
It has been recommended to council that the newly elected finance coordinator should begin training a month early, according to Terry Wilkings, CSU General Coordinator.
“Ultimately we’ll have to talk to that person,” he said. “It seems like the most appropriate decision given the circumstances.”
The results of the general election should be known by Friday. Training for the new executive team begins on May 1, while their official mandate starts on June 1.
Day-to-day operations will be completed by the union’s finance team, Wilkings said, which includes their accountant, general manager and himself.
According to article 7.3 of the CSU bylaws, Wilkings as the general coordinator can appoint someone to a vacant executive position, subject to ratification by council.
The finance coordinator is responsible for preparing the CSU’s annual budget and providing monthly updates to council. The next update on the budget is still expected at the next regular council meeting, Wilkings said.
Bouslikhane will not receive honorarium for the final weeks the outgoing executive has in office and is not eligible to earn a bonus. Last year, each executive was given the same amount in honorarium and bonus.