By Lauren Strapagiel
Something is rotten at CESAR.
We skimmed the surface when we revealed that the Continuing Education Students Association of Ryerson had faced four resignations in one month. We found accusations and evidence of harassment and conflicts of interest.
Now this gem of a students’ union is entering election season and it’s shaping up to be a doozy.
Of CESAR’s 16,000 members, only a handful are even eligible to vote. To run or vote in the election, you’d need to have attended at least two political meetings. There’s only been three so far. And when your membership consists of people who are more likely than undergrads to have full-time jobs and families to worry about, that’s a problem.
Not to mention that the very people paying fees that support the union and pay the salaries of these positions are being left out of choosing who gets to hold them.
It’s not a problem for the current board of directors though if they’re trying to hold onto their positions. It’s easy to make it to meetings that you set yourself.
The Ryerson Students’ Union race was one-sided, but at least participation was guaranteed.