Fall 2017

Referendum Platforms

U-Pass BC Referendum 

Whereas the Board of Directors approved a referendum question to be included on the Fall
2017 referendum ballot seeking the extension of the Student Society Fee established to
provide all undergraduate students with access to the Universal Transit Pass program until
December 2019 on August 28, 2017;

Whereas the approved question had a term for the collection of the Student Society Fee of
December 2019, and leaves some ambiguity as to the precise date at which the authority to
collect the fee will expire;


Whereas the current Universal Transit Pass Agreement expires in April 2018;
Whereas the terms of the current Universal Transit Pass Agreement may be extended
until December 31, 2019 at the existing rate of $41.00, per undergraduate student,
per month of study;

Whereas a “no” result to this referendum would result in SFU undergraduate
students no longer having access to the Universal Transit Pass after the Spring 2018

Be it resolved to authorize the Simon Fraser Student Society to continue to collect the
mandatory fee of $41.00 per month of study from each undergraduate student as
detailed in the agreement, as a prescribed, program Student Society Fee
until December31, 2019, effective November 24th, 2017, after the results of the
referendum are finalized.

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