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Updated on Monday, March 2

#20610

OMG: FEDS had a 5% voter turnout. 

FEDS is now asking for a 10% fee increase.

This is bullshit.

8 comments

  1. To be fair, some of the fee increase is going toward IT improvements (which was a big reason for the low voter turnout): http://www.feds.ca/home/general-meetings-motions-include-increasing-financial-support-different-areas/

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    1. IT might have been part of the problem, but you can't substantiate that it was "a big reason." Also, there's nothing in there saying the money for IT will improve the voting system.

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  2. Bullshit. If a volunteer who put in only a couple hours a week can develop an entire quality website in under a month, an IT department with at least one full time employee can develop a good quality voting platform in under a day.

    The low voter turnout is half of last year's turnout, and is a direct result of Feds intentionally acting to suppress votes.

    Further proof of this can be seen in the shenanigans seen at the polling stations, where people were turned away for being 4th year students. Additionally, I was denied the ability to vote at the polling station because I could not figure out the online system and they refused to show me how to work it and refused to give me a paper ballot.

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    1. > an IT department with at least one full time employee can develop a good quality voting platform in under a day

      Didn't read the rest of what you said, but that doesn't sound plausible.

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    2. 2a While under a day is over exaggerating it, with in house development and competent employees rapid development is definitely possible.

      Abstracting the development process and automating it is possible and being pursued.

      "Software eats software development"

      Anyways I don't agree with that time spent should be proportional to cost of product. As long as capitalism reigns supreme I think market rate should be paid and it happens that IT is costly (I think)

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  3. If we could just get 5% of the student population to show up to the AGM and vote against the increase we'd be fine. But just like every year, students would rather give Feds a few more thousands of dollars than inconvenience themselves.

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  4. With the exception of more money going to marketing/communications (which are laughably incompetent), I have no issue with the fee increase.

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    1. You should have voted Jessica, she wanted to fix that very obvious problem.

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