April 1, 2007

CFS loses Referendum at Concordia

The Canadian Federation of Students overwhelmingly lost a locally run, fair referendum at Concordia.  The CSU has the results on their site, included in the question:

Concordia Student Union 2007 Referendum Results

Q1 – Are you in favour of paying a Canadian Federation of Students membership fee levy of $0.41 per credit which will be applicable to all undergraduate students and would be implemented in the Fall (2007/2) term and collected in accordance with the University’s tuition billing and refund policy?

No,4437
Yes,2834

Notice how it included the cost. The normal question that the CFS requires to be asked is: “Are you in favour of membership in the Canadian Federation of Students?”

Normally, the CFS runs the election themselves, they plaster a campus with CFS materials and flood the campus CFS campaigners who are not students at the school.

I hope that the CSU has a paper trail for this vote, especially permission from the CFS to have run it.