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February 10, 2004
  Op-Fi commission candidates take it to the bankPDF files may take a moment to load

Nine of the 13 Operations and Finance commission candidates discussed issues and answered questions at their forum Fri., Feb. 6. With current Vice-President External Lauren Batiuk moderating, candidates fielded questions about what they felt were the most important issues and problems pertaining to students, what it means to be an Op-Fi commissioner and how they plan on representing students if they are elected.

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February 10, 2004
  U-Pass up for referendumPDF files may take a moment to load

With the current U-Pass deal set to expire at the end of April, Students' Union Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston presented a motion to renew the U-Pass for the next three years, into the 2006-07 school year.

If the referendum passes, the U-Pass will remain a mandatory fee, increasing by $2 per year from $60 in 2004-05 to $64 in 2006-07. If the majority of students vote no, then the U-Pass program will be discontinued for undergraduates.

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February 10, 2004
  Events commission candidates singPDF files may take a moment to load

The race for the events commission was on as four out of 11 candidates ran head to head, taking positions on a number of matters. Moderated by current Students' Union Vice-President Events Richard "Krafty" Bergen, the forum on Thu., Feb. 5, didn't generate an abundance of viewers.

First to speak was Barski's Cabinet candidate Gable Gross who emphasized an increase in overall unity and a sense of pride.

"When you have those two, the school comes together," said Gross.

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February 10, 2004
  VP Op-Fi candidates cash in at forumsPDF files may take a moment to load

The forum for the highly competitive race for the position of Vice-President Operations and Finance featured a quintet vying for a spot on the Students' Union executive.

Though each candidate had different ideas on how to approach to the most important issues pertaining to the position, the high cost of tuition and SU budgetary concerns were stressed.

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February 05, 2004
  External commissioners come outPDF files may take a moment to load

With a panel of seven students vying for four external commissioner positions and a large group of spectators, it did not take long for the similarities and differences of the candidates to take center stage at Speaker's Corner in MacEwan Student Centre.

Each candidate began by outlining their vision and aspirations. Many similar issues were discussed by the majority of the candidates, with tuition, lobby groups, student awareness and student aid as key focal points in the various campaigns.

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February 05, 2004
  Academic commissioners make the gradePDF files may take a moment to load

Academic Commissioner candidates showed their election smarts Tue., Feb. 3.

Independent candidates and members of the two slates spoke at the Students' Union election forum, sharing their platforms to students in Speaker's Corner.

Eight of the 11 candidates appeared. Independents in attendance were Ashley Martin, Eli Akbari and Natalie Logie. Barski's Cabinet members attending were Krishna Gandhi, Harman Toor, Lauren Arab and Raj Sangha. Read Fenton represented the Action Party.

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February 05, 2004
  VP External candidates strut their stuffPDF files may take a moment to load

Candidates Kevin Maloney, Mark Scholz, Mike Bosch and Robbie Schuett had their chance on the mic at the Students' Union Vice-President External forum at Speaker's Corner Wed., Feb. 4.

Each candidate outlined their views on student issues, including how to deal with tuition increases, student loans and government lobbying. Outgoing VP External Lauren Batiuk asked candidates questions which was followed by an open- floor question period.

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February 05, 2004
  VP Academic hopefuls speak their piece at forumsPDF files may take a moment to load

The future of academics hung in the balance Tue., Feb. 3 as three political warriors battled.

Candidates for Students' Union Vice-President Academic took the stage following the academic commissioners forum to discuss their platforms and respond to questions in Speaker's Corner. Attending the forum were hopefuls Laura Schultz, Action Party representative Andrea Kettle and Mohamed El-Rafih. Barski's Cabinet representative Aaron Baker did not attend.

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February 05, 2004
  SLA levyPDF files may take a moment to load

Student Legal Assistance is the subject of a referendum question for the 2004 Students' Union General Election to reduce their levy.

Currently, all students pay $3.50 per student for both the fall and winter semesters. The proposal looks to decrease the levy to $2.00, its pre-2001 figure. SLA would lose approximately $40,000 annually from the SU, which is their second biggest financial contributor.

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January 29, 2004
  Get ready for the SU electionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union released their official candidate list Wed., Jan. 28, in preparation for the upcoming SU General Election.

"Some serious steps have been taken," warned Chief Returning Officer Shuvaloy Majumdar, referring to the changes in security strategies for this year's election relative to previous years.

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