RRRA council scrambles to meet quorum

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) Council tabled a number of motions at their  meeting on Feb. 11. The meeting began 45 minutes late with council scrambling to meet quorum. As the fourth official meeting this year, it is the second consecutive meeting in which the council has failed to meet its necessary quorum—27 representatives—by the scheduled time. RRRA president Hyder Naqvi presented a motion to amend the “proper public notice” clause in the association’s constitution. The constitution stipulates that council members must present their motions one meeting prior to having them officially discussed. Naqvi proposed amending this notice to 10 days prior to a meeting. This caused a stir among council members, especially from Nicholas Drain, the representative from […]

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Students call for better election advertising

Many students are blaming the lack of candidates in the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election on a failure to sufficiently advertise the election. Chief electoral officer (CEO), Nada Ibrahim, said it’s CUSA’s job to advertise elections. Because the members of the Elections Office weren’t hired until January this year, she said it wasn’t possible to advertise the elections far in advance. She also said her previous years working at the Elections Office began in November, which made it easier to advertise elections. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said the elections were advertised through posters around campus, a Facebook page, and Facebook advertisements. He said advertising is “primarily” the job of the Elections Office. “It is [the Elections Office’s] job—you […]

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CASG executive resigns ahead of impeachment motion

Mahmoud Sabry, the former Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) vice-president (operations), has resigned ahead of a motion calling for him to be impeached. CASG president Emily Grant said the motion was brought to council by two faculty co-ordinators, who are responsible for overseeing faculty councillors, in a January meeting. “The motivations behind the motion came from the councillors seeing a lack of participation on the part of the VP of operations and fulfilling his job duties, as well as not being a very present participant in council and in operations,” she  said. According to Grant, a discussion on whether the motion could go to council resulted in Sabry deciding to resign in response to the motion before it was discussed […]

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‘No confidence’ win leads to byelection

Three executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year are still up for grabs in the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) after a large number of ‘no confidence’ votes. A total of 9,564 votes were cast—34.9 per cent of the undergraduate student body—a small decrease from the 2017 elections, which saw a 37.2 per cent voter turnout. Chief electoral officer Nada Ibrahim said the byelection will likely be in March, but the Elections Office has yet to determine the exact dates. According to Ibrahim, it will cost $4,500 to run a byelection. Three uncontested One Carleton candidates—David Oladejo (president), Natalie York (vice-president (internal), and Cassandra Ambar (vice-president (student services)—were not elected, with the majority of the vote going to no confidence. The […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA COUNCILLORS 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election for councillor candidates were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer Nada Ibrahim.   Faculty of Engineering and Design:  Abdel Rahman Abdelaziz – 560 Ahmed Abdalla – 787 Tiffany Wiebe – 536 Goolam Dustagheer Mohammad Rayhaan – 405 Logan McFadden – 704 Waise Sahel – 425 Bay Ross – 676 Abstain – 869   Faculty of Science: Richard Ositashvili – 313 Abdou Sarr V – 249 John Haddad – 374 Farook Al-Muflehi – 302 Luis Moyano – 237 Carson Fischl – 277 Nima Dadar – 443 Abstain – 730   Faculty of Business: Scott Braddon – 356 Isabelle Nicholls – 395 Abstain- 235   Faculty of Arts and Social […]

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