Winds of Change
Sunday, July 29, 20073 Comments
The first of the matters to be addressed was the use of the transit surplus. Evan Dalzell, the Local Affairs Commissioner, presented a collected list of suggestions for further research. Following a bit of discussion on each of the items a shortened list of 4 suggestions were left for Evan to examine including adding the "Next Bus" system to the late night bus service if it is not already available, adding bus shelters at stops most used by students, large route maps around campus and at popular stops and lastly making the $2 route maps available for free.
The second issue regards the approaching provincial election. During the election there is to be a referendum regarding alterations to the current electoral system from single member plurality system to a mixed member proportional system. It is believed that this system will better represent Ontarions. The CSA is resolved to educate and inform the student population about this up coming referendum and the election in general.
Last came the heart of the meeting. The explanation and limited discussion of the electoral bylaw revisions occupied the majority of the meeting time. The scope of the by law changes are immense. The board was presented with the electoral bylaws in their entirety with whole sections struck out and whole sections written anew. A number of items in the new bylaws spawned debate among board members. However, the majority of the additions and subtractions were quickly accepted and officially approved at the end of the meeting with only one section being divided out to be discussed at a later meeting. Although few people would consider a six hour meeting swift, perhaps not even the tired and drained board members, but in this case it is absolutely true. In six hours the board swept through pages upon pages of sterile bylaws with near reckless abandon. These changes can be defined as nothing less than monumental.
For information regarding the fall provincial election, the mixed member proportional campaign or the late night bus service surplus contact Local Affairs Commissioner Evan Dalzell at .
For information regarding the numerous changes to the CSA electoral bylaws contact Communications Commissioner Meaghan Hourigan.