BUSU president, vice-president take legal action against student union over ratification

May 1, 2020

The recently elected president and vice-president of the Brandon University Students’ Union are taking the organization to court over its failure to ratify their election wins. According to a document posted in the student union’s Facebook group, the Elections and Referenda Disciplinary Interpretation and Enforcement Board has yet to ratify the results for the positions because it is investigating discrepancies in online ballots cast, as well as complaints that three students felt pressured to vote for a particular candidate. In response, the incumbent president and vice-president have filed a legal application calling for the courts to order the union to ratify the results of the election and create an injunction that would prevent the positions of president and vice-president internal from becoming vacant. Brandon Sun (1) | Brandon Sun (2) (MB)