Senate Election Candidate
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES, ACADEMIC UPGRADING & OPEN STUDIES
Student Association Fees Per Semester:
NAIT : $126
MacEwan : $117
UofA : $72.56
Norquest : $62.50
Why are we paying the four students who where elected for executive council 3,465 dollars per month?
That’s $13,860 dollars per month from our student fees, when we have some of the highest tuition fees in the city.
Not to mention, the executive council lacks transparency and accountability:
5.1.7. Meetings of the Executive Council are held in-camera and minutes shall be considered closed and sealed to anyone other than members of Executive Council. Only motions and their results shall be published.
Neither the student body nor senate have the ability to provide oversite. For that reason, our bylaws must be examined with a fine-tooth comb and changed to provide students with a government which is responsible and sustainable.
I will end with a quote often misattributed to Mark Twain, but still apt; “Politicians are like diapers, both must be changed often and for the same reason.”