Preliminary CSU By-Election Results: Daycare, Student Housing, Anti-Austerity Referenda Pass
Preliminary vote counts for the Concordia Student Union’s fall by-elections were revealed at 2 a.m. Friday.
Ballots for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions referendum question were not counted. Instead, they were sealed in envelopes until the union can consult an outside firm and make a final decision about the legitimacy of the vote.
The preliminary results are:
The question to allow the Concordia Student Union to officially oppose budget cuts to education and the public sector was passed.
The question to give the CSU a mandate to move forward with planning an on-campus daycare passed.
Students voted to allow the CSU to consider new student housing co-op initiatives as a student space project.
Students also approved the expensing of $102,536.79 used to open the Hive Café in the Hall building to the Student Space, Accessible Education and Legal Contingency fund, thus nullifying the need for the CSU to repay the money it borrowed from the fund.
The separation of the International and Ethnic Association Council from the CSU was passed, but undergrads voted against raising its fee levy from six cents to 12 cents per credit.
And students voted to give Concordia Model UN a seven-cents-per-credit fee levy.
The elected Arts and Science Councillor is Jason Poirier Lavoie, winning over Armani Martel by just nine votes.
Engineering and Computer Science students elected Faddy Kamel as councillor.
The three elected councillors for the John Molson School of Business are Scott Carr, Maylen Cytryn and Taimur Tanoli.
And Marie Briere de la Hosseraye was elected into council by independent students after running uncontested.