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Winter 2017 PGSS Referendum Endorsements

Health and Dental Insurance Plan Cost Renewal: “Yes” The proposed changes to the Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) Health and Dental Insurance Plan (HDIP) include several measures that would benefit those covered by the policy, improving the quality of medical care available to graduate students. In addition to renewing the Health and Dental Fee for… Keep Reading

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Winter 2017 SSMU Referendum Endorsements

Motion Regarding Referendum Question on Constitutional Amendments: Vote “No” The sole question of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) referendum consists of a series of proposed changes to the SSMU Constitution, as suggested by the Ad-Hoc Democratic Governance Review Committee. The new constitution would contain changes to dozens of current clauses: Notably, it would… Keep Reading

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Fall 2016 SSMU Referendum Endorsements

The Motion Regarding Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Fee and Health and Hygiene Products Fund: “Yes” As the Tribune has previously argued, the Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Fee would provide significant benefits to all McGill students. By helping to promote equal access to education, the motion effectively benefits all members of the McGill community by helping to… Keep Reading

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QPIRG-McGill runs Existence Referendum

From Nov. 3 to Nov. 8, the McGill branch of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG-McGill) is running an existence referendum to determine whether students will continue to fund QPIRG-McGill through an opt-outable student fee of $5.00 per semester. QPIRG was established at McGill as a student club in 1980 and became an Independent Student… Keep Reading

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SSMU copes with reality of failed base fee increase

The current Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) executives have been forced to adjust operations to fit the new budget constraints caused by a failed Winter 2016 referendum motion. The motion proposed a $5.50 increase to the SSMU base fee but failed by 0.3 per cent. The current SSMU executives have adjusted operations to fit… Keep Reading

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Ben Ger wins SSMU presidency amid low voter turnout

Following the second-lowest voter turnout since 2005, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elected Ben Ger as SSMU President with 65.4 per cent of the vote over his opponent, Jordan Sinder. 17.5 per cent of the undergraduate student body participated in the Winter Referendum and SSMU elections. Ger’s colleagues on the executive team will… Keep Reading

The referendum campaign period runs from Nov. 1 to 11, and polling will take place between Nov. 5 and 11. (Alexandra Allaire / McGill Tribune)
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Review of Winter 2016 SSMU referendum motions

The Motion Regarding the Bicycle Facility Plebiscite Question This plebiscite question has been proposed in order to address the lack of bicycle parking on campus and aims to create a secure bicycle parking facility. The facility will be located in the basement of the Shatner Building with the partnership of the University. “This secure bicycle… Keep Reading

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Winter 2016 SSMU Referendum Endorsements

Motion Regarding Constitutional Amendments  Part 1: "Yes" The revised constitution proposed by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) includes general syntactical and grammatical changes, as well as clarifications and some vocabulary adjustments. This revision is a useful step towards making the constitution more accessible to students. The Tribune therefore endorses “Yes” to this question. Part 2:… Keep Reading

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SSMU base fee increase question fails by 17 votes

This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates. After two weeks of campaigning, voting for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter Special Referendum has closed. The referendum proposed a $5.50 increase in the base fee per term as well as the addition of a seventh portfolio to the SSMU executive.… Keep Reading

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