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Why you should vote in the SFUO elections.

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Why you should vote in the SFUO elections.

  1. 1. Have you noticed this message this week on your facebook newsfeed or around campus?
  2. 2. No ?
  3. 3. Well, you should take notice of it. Because it concerns you.
  4. 4. The SFUO concerns you.
  5. 5. The SFUO.Student Federation of the University of Ottawa
  6. 6. Yes, really.
  7. 7. Ok, we know what you’re thinking. But don’t leave just yet. This’ll only take a minute.
  8. 8. We promise.
  9. 9. Every year, each full time student gives 247,37$ to the SFUO.That makes 989,48$ for a four year full time bachelors degree.
  10. 10. Every year, each full time student gives 247,37$ to the SFUO.That makes 989,48$ for a four year full time bachelors degree. 237,37 x 4 = 989,88
  11. 11. That amounts to about two months of rent and one big grocery.
  12. 12. That amounts to about two months of rent and one big grocery.+ +
  13. 13. Your money goes to student services like the pride centre, and the bilingualism centre, for example.
  14. 14. Your money goes to student services like the pride centre, and the bilingualism centre, for example.
  15. 15. It helps finance your student media, like La Rotonde and The Fulcrum.
  16. 16. It helps finance your student media, like La Rotonde and The Fulcrum.
  17. 17. It helps finance your student media, like La Rotonde and The Fulcrum.
  18. 18. It helps finance your student media, like La Rotonde and The Fulcrum.
  19. 19. It helps finance your student media, like La Rotonde and The Fulcrum.
  20. 20. It finances:
  21. 21. It finances:
  22. 22. the
  23. 23. the
  24. 24. and theas well.
  25. 25. and theas well.
  26. 26. Oh, and it also pays for the salaries of the executive team. They receive 30, 000$ each.
  27. 27. Oh, and it also pays for the salaries of the executive team. They receive 30, 000$ each.
  28. 28. So basically, your SFUO is managing a budget of about:
  29. 29. So basically, your SFUO is managing a budget of about:
  30. 30. Oh yeah, and you also pay extra fees for your health plan.
  31. 31. Oh yeah, and you also pay extra fees for your health plan.
  32. 32. And your U-Pass.
  33. 33. And your U-Pass.
  34. 34. It’s pretty huge sum.
  35. 35. It’s pretty huge sum.
  36. 36. Last year, only 11% of eligible voters elected your executive. That’s only about 3 000 student out of approximately 32 000 undergraduates.
  37. 37. Last year, only 11% of eligible voters elected your executive. That’s only about 3 000 student out of approximately 32 000 undergraduates.100% = +/-32 000 11% = +/-3 000
  38. 38. Bascially, that is being managed by a group ofexecutive members who were elected by only a small handful of students.
  39. 39. Bascially, that 14 M$ is being managed by a group of 6executive members who were elected by only a small handful of students.
  40. 40. Think about it
  41. 41. Think about it
  42. 42. Would Y U want to give that sort of powerto a government... elected with 11% of votes?
  43. 43. Would Y U want to give that sort of powerto a government... elected with 11% of votes?
  44. 44. Then why give it to the SFUO?
  45. 45. It only takes one vote to start changing things.And to ask all together that our be heard and respected.
  46. 46. So
  47. 47. This upcoming 14-15-16 of February.
  48. 48. This upcoming 14-15-16 of February.
  49. 49. Maybe then will we succeed in electing a responsible,accountable and transparent SFUO.
  50. 50. www.cspecspa.wordpress.com

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