Elections

Judicial Board Hearing

Cut the Crap v. Chief Electoral Officer

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: FG C070 (Faubourg Building — 1610 Saint-Catherine St West)
Note: Relevant parties have received notices to attend; the hearing is otherwise to be closed-session, meaning it will not be open to the public.

Details: On April 5th, 2019, at 2:17 p.m., the Chief Electoral Officer disqualified the eight members of the executive team Cut the Crap due to violations of the CSU Standing Regulations. The slate appealed the CEO’s decision to the Judicial Board on Tuesday, April 9th.

The Judicial Board asks that all students invited to vote in the 2019 election submit any evidence (screenshots, recordings, photos, etc) of being contacted by anyone running for a CSU Executive position regarding the elections during the polling period (April 2nd to 4th inclusively).

If you would prefer that your identity not be shared with other parties attending the hearing, you should include a testimonial (a short paragraph describing your interaction, with no identifying information) in addition to your evidence. Only the testimonial will be shared outside of the Judicial Board members. We thank you for your help in this matter.

✉️ You may submit any evidence and testimonials by email to judicialboard@csu.qc.ca.

Evidence will be accepted until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.

Turnout

4,671 (15.3%) of 30,444 electors voted in the election.

Executive

Academic & Advocacy Coordinator

Patrick Quinn: 1,841 (47.8%) — DISQUALIFIED
Jessica Avalos Salas: 854 (22.2%) — ELECTED
Jane Lefebvre Prevost: 634 (16.5%)
Harvin Hilaire: 524 (13.6%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 818 (17.5%)

External & Mobilization Coordinator

Isaiah Joyner: 1,941 (49.4%) — DISQUALIFIED
Nicolas Chevalier: 1,053 (26.8%) — ELECTED
Elliott Boulanger: 936 (23.8%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 741 (15.9%)

Finance Coordinator

Danielle Vandolder-Beaudin: 1,935 (51.2%) — DISQUALIFIED
Désirée Blizzard: 985 (26.0%) — ELECTED
Ashley Torres: 862 (22.8%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 889 (19.0%)

General Coordinator

Christopher Kalafatidis: 1,765 (44.2%) — DISQUALIFIED
Margot Berner: 1,481 (37.1%) — ELECTED
Marcus Peters: 751 (18.8%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 674 (14.4%)

Internal Affairs Coordinator

Marin Algattus: 1,680 (45.8%) — DISQUALIFIED
Emily Faraj: 1,070 (29.2%) — ELECTED
Sophie Beauchamp-Lizotte: 919 (25.0%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,002 (21.5%)

Loyola Coordinator

Celeste-Melize Ferrus: 1,544 (45.9%) — DISQUALIFIED
Manuela Simo: 990 (29.4%) — ELECTED
Lauren Olivier Makuch: 829 (24.7%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,308 (28.0%)

Student Life Coordinator

Eduardo Malorni: 1,685 (47.5%) — DISQUALIFIED
Paige Keleher: 1,006 (28.4%) — ELECTED
Sam Kaizer Miriello: 857 (24.2%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,123 (24.0%)

Sustainability Coordinator

Selena Mezher: 1,812 (49.9%) — DISQUALIFIED
Apochele Christina Kamwendo: 932 (25.7%) — ELECTED
Imogen Bysshe: 888 (24.4%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,039 (22.2%)

Council

Arts & Science

Nicholas Hamel: 666 (10.6%) — ELECTED
Elizabeth Tasong: 642 (10.2%) — ELECTED
Hannah Jamet-Lange: 567 (9.0%) — ELECTED
Amman Houara: 534 (8.5%) — ELECTED
Christiane Sakr: 532 (8.4%) — ELECTED
Esther Morand: 509 (8.1%) — ELECTED
Ahmadou Sakho: 493 (7.8%) — ELECTED
Naomi Barney Purdie: 480 (7.6%) — ELECTED
Leigh Kusaj: 465 (7.4%) — ELECTED
Lindsay Surerus: 449 (7.1%) — ELECTED
Elias Huckel-Fidalgo: 348 (5.5%) — ELECTED
Maha Siddiqui: 253 (4.0%) — ELECTED
Sarra Zargayoun: 188 (3.0%)
Roy Singer-Shay: 170 (2.7%)

Total: 2,189
Abstain: 774 (35.4%)

Fine Arts

Jarrad Haas — ELECTED
YES: 165 (89.7%)  | NO: 19 (10.3%)

Total: 399
Abstain: 215 (53.9%)

John Molson School of Business

Arad Andrew Banis: 530 (56.6%) — ELECTED
Victoria Pesce: 407 (43.4%) — ELECTED

Total: 901
Abstain: 159 (17.6%)

Gina Cody School of Engineering & Computer Science

James Hanna: 600 (57.5%) — ELECTED
Salman Fahim Syed: 443 (42.5%) — ELECTED

Total: 1,045
Abstain: 192 (18.4%)

Senate

Arts & Science

Miriam LaFontaine: 880 (63.4%) — ELECTED
Jad-Faraj Abi Semaan: 509 (36.6%)

Total: 2,189
Abstain: 800 (36.5%)

Referendum Questions

Environment

Do you support the CSU endorsing the following as an addition to its positions book:

1. That the CSU supports the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C’s recommendation that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” be pursued to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius.

2. That the CSU support a Green New Deal type climate plan for Canada that would see Canada reach carbon neutrality by 2030 through a large scale mobilization of the entire economy at emergency speed.

Yes: 3,355 (90.3%)
No: 360 (9.7%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 956 (20.5%)

 

International Student Health Coverage

Do you support the CSU endorsing the following as an addition to its positions book:

1. That the CSU endorses the provision of full provincial health coverage to all international students upon arrival in Quebec, and will advocate it to the Government of Quebec.

2. That until the Government of Quebec extends full public health coverage to international students, international student health insurance shall be delivered on the principles of democratic student control, choice of provider, transparency and accountability, consultation with international students, affordability, quality, and not-for-profit delivery.

3. That the Concordia Student Union and Graduate Student Association shall work together to provide an international student health insurance plan for Concordia students, rather than the Concordia administration.

Yes: 2,791 (80.5%)
No: 678 (19.5%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,202 (25.7%)

 

Food Autonomy Campaign

Do you support, and mandate the CSU to support (through research, financial aid, and campaigns) the Food Autonomy Campaign in their pursuit of the following demands:

1. The emancipation of a space (within the food service provider’s contract) from the Food Services Contract with the goal of creating a student run and student owned food distributor.

2. Increasing the flex dollars given to students in residence from $200 to $500 dollars (without increasing the cost of the meal plan), and expand the list of food distributors that accept flex dollars to include Reggies, The Hive Cafe, Le Frigo Vert, and any future student owned and student run food distributors on campus.

3. Shorten the food services contract from 5 years with a 2 year extension to 5 years with no extension.

Yes: 2,562 (80.4%)
No: 625 (19.6%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,484 (31.8%)

 

World University Service of Canada

WUSC Concordia wants to establish a Student Refugee Program (SRP) at Concordia. The SRP would fully sponsor and support refugee students financially, academically, and socially upon arrival to Canada and during a minimum of 12 months while attending Concordia University.

Do you agree to create a new fee levy of $0.09 per credit, annually adjusted to the Consumer Price Index of Canada, to be implemented with registration for the Summer 2019 (2019/1) term, in accordance with the University’s tuition, refund and withdrawal policy?

Yes: 2,342 (67.7%)
No: 1,119 (32.3%)

Total: 4,671
Abstain: 1,210 (25.9%)