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February 19, 1999
  Op-Fi CommissionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Operations & Finance Commissioners' role is to carry out the duties of the Vice-president Operations and Finance as well as handling clubs and conference funding.

The candidates for the Op-Fi Commission are competing for four positions. The candidates are Jane Alkhouri, Mike Hardcastle, Fouad Jomaa, Matt Lauzon, and Kirstyn Nay.

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February 19, 1999
  External CommissionPDF files may take a moment to load

Surprisingly, there will be a race for the four External Commission positions in this years Students' Union election. On Wed., Feb. 10 there were only two candidates. Three more appeared before the extended deadline expired on the Thursday. The candidates are Toby White, Nadif Lalani, Mark Hoekstra, Andrew Ferguson, and Duncan Wojtaszek.

Andrew Ferguson is currently an Academic Commissioner and would like to serve the SU again in a different capacity.

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February 19, 1999
  Events forumPDF files may take a moment to load

If we learned one thing from the Students' Union Vice-president Events candidates forum, it's that both Jared Lorenz and Peter Wootliff are confident in expressing their feelings about self-exploration. Amidst cries of, "I don't want anybody else. When I think about you I touch myself," students were able to discern some relevant information. Candidate Francis Freckleton was absent.

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February 19, 1999
  Op-Fi forumPDF files may take a moment to load

The battle of the Operations and Finance candidates began this Tuesday at a candidates forum in MacEwan Student Centre. Of the four candidates running for the position of Students' Union Vice-president Operations and Finance, all but Paul Newman attended.

It came as no surprise that one of the major issues discussed was MacEwan Hall Expansion, the question being: is it ever going to happen?

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February 19, 1999
  External forumPDF files may take a moment to load

Covering issues like student debt and liaisons with various levels of government, the Feb. 22 Vice-president External forum allowed candidates Nassr Awada, Christa Big Canoe and Melanie McNaughton to answer questions
for students. Paul Novosad, also a candidate, did not attend the forum.

Students' Union VP Events Miki Stricker moderated the forum, asking five questions related to issues like student bursaries, Calgary Transit and ways to
voice student concerns off-campus.

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February 19, 1999
  Academic forumPDF files may take a moment to load

"Who is Peggy Patterson and why is she important?" was the bonus question asked of the three Vice-president Academic candidates at the Feb. 22 forum. (For the record, Patterson's the university Associate VP Student Affairs.) Current Students' Union VP Academic Toireasa Jespersen moderated the forum for candidates Drew Brown, Heather Clitheroe and Kerry Parker.

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February 19, 1999
  Presidential forumPDF files may take a moment to load

Last Thursday's Students' Union general election presidential candidate forum drew six of the seven candidates to Speakers' Corner in MacEwan Hall. Students gathered around three levels of stairs to listen to the candidates answer questions from moderator and current SU President Paul Galbraith and the floor.

Reviews of the forum were mixed, though most candidates were glad they had the opportunity to communicate to students and that students were able to see who they actually were.

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February 19, 1999
  Postering violationPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's Students' Union general election has been plagued by the removal and defacement of posters, and the distribution of illegal pamphlets.

According to the SU poster policy, candidates are given certain guidelines to follow regarding the hanging of posters. The SU poster policy states: "No organization or person shall remove or cover a valid poster."

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February 19, 1999
  VP AcademicPDF files may take a moment to load

There are three candidates in the race to represent you as Vice-president Academic of the Students' Union: Drew Brown, Heather Clitheroe, and Kerry Parker.

The official job description of the VP Academic includes advocating student rights on academic issues, coordinating and chairing the Student's Academic Assembly, and developing policies and services to aid students. However, each candidate has a unique vision of the key issues for the upcoming year and how students will be best served.

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February 19, 1999
  VP ExternalPDF files may take a moment to load

Four candidates are vying for the position of Vice-president External in next year's Students' Union: incumbent Nassr Awada, Christa Big Canoe, Melanie McNaughton, and Paul Novosad.

The VP External has the responsibility to represent students at the civic, provincial, and federal levels. Issues dealt with include university funding, financial aid, and student employment issues.

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