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2013 Winter Referendum Results

January 31, 2013

KINGSTON, ON – Below are the results of the 2013 Winter Referendum.

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.30 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support AIESEC Queen’s?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3535               57
No -                      2695               43

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.75 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Artignite?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3103               50

No -                      3118               50

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support LifeBeat Newspaper?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    2825               46

No -                      3377               54

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.15 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s Academic Quiz Team?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3081               50
No -                      3113               50

Do you agree to the establishment of a $1.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s Debating Union?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3133               50

No -                      3082               50

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s Half the Sky?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3469               56

No -                      2700               44

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s for OOCH?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3760               61

No -                      2414               39

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s Power Unit Youth Organization?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3690               60

No -                      2477               40

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.10 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s Soul Food?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4469               72

No -                      1745               28

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support the Queen’s University Blood Team?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4850               78

No -                      1386               22

 

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.50 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Ultraviolet Magazine?

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    2718               44

No -                      3486               56

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Kingston Youth Shelter Project fee of $0.85 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1999 and last went to referendum in 2010.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    5266               84

No -                      1001               16

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Positive Space Program fee of $0.25 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4263               69

No -                      1950               31

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen's Best Buddies fee of $0.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2007 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4594               74

No -                      1629               26

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen's Engineers Without Borders fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2010.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4471               72

No -                      1766               28

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen's Free The Children fee of $1.50 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4479               72

No -                      1724               28

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen's Social Investment Initiative fee of $0.70 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2010.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3541               58

No -                      2609               42

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen's Students For Literacy fee of $0.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1994 and last went to referendum in 2010.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4409               72

No -                      1755               28

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Students for Wishes (Queen's University) fee of $1.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4281               69

No -                      1900     �         31

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Sustainability Action Fund fee of $2.00 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2009 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4028               65

No -                      2160               35

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the Telephone Aid Line Kingston fee of $1.00 (AMS Mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1999 and last went to referendum in 2009.

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    4204               68

No -                      2017               32

 

Do you agree to the continuation of the World University Services of Canada (formerly Student Refugee Support) fee of $1.95 (AMS Mandatory fee) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2009.

 

Choice                 Votes             Percentage

Yes -                    3872               63

No –                     2318               37

 

 


Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at
comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.