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Updated on Sunday, January 24

#23522

OMG: Hey OMGUW, I did some digging, and it turns out there is actually no law requiring us to have a student union with a mandatory fee (no matter what lies Feds has been telling us otherwise). So if y'all want to launch a referendum to make the Feds fee opt-in, so right ahead and get that petition going! (:

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    1. Maybe OP is lazy, but I'm so doing this. There's no reason Feds should have a god-given right to my money.

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  2. I know if you are in Arts and opt out of some fees, you technically aren't allowed to participate in any society events because it is by those fees which the events are run

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    1. I wonder if not paying Feds fees would mean that we can't participate in student clubs that use Feds funding

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    2. As policy currently stands yes you can.

      http://www.feds.ca/club-application-form/

      2. Any University of Waterloo student must be accepted as a member of your club if they wish to join.

      The one thing is you can't be an executive member of a club.

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  3. So OP, why do you not want to pay the fees? From what I can tell, Feds does a bunch of shit, some of it is actually good. Just because I don't use some of it, doesn't mean it isn't good for other people. So tell me and others, why do you hate Feds?

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  5. This is pretty harsh dude. FEDs does plenty of good stuff. WPIRG on the other hand...

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    1. I agree. Feds services made my university life not suck.

      Icsn, occ, clubs etc. I wouldn't have enjoyed my time at all and met some awesome people!

      Keep in mind everything feds does was decided by students ( aka YOU). They do not just do things for shit and giggles.

      For one, if you think the referendum is stupid ( i believe it is and a huge waste of student dollars) you have the power to change the bylaws.

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    2. 5a, while I agree with everything you said, the bit about students having the power to change the bylaws is flat-out wrong. You can suggest changes to the bylaws, but by provincial law the Board of Directors have to approve the changes before they can even be debated at a General Meeting.

      So if you're one of the Feds Exec or 7 other students on the Board, then yes, you can change the bylaws if you think they're problematic.

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