The Link has published the list of the slates and candidates for executive positions for the upcoming Concordia Student Union election.
The three serious parties seem to be Concordians in Action, the incumbent New Evolution (formerly "Evolution, Not Revolution") and Renaissance Concordia.
The first slate is Concordians In Action, which seem to be a bunch of fresh faces but the "same old same old" Marxist politics straight from Guelph. (Guelph is where the ultra-Marxist Canadian Federation of Students is located, for those of you in Rio Linda.) Their posters promote them as the "C.I.A.", which, obviously, really stands for "Communists, Idiotarians, and Arafat-groupies"... however, one of the joke parties in this election calls themselves "Communists in Action", pre-emptively stealing one third of my joke.
New Evolution is the incumbent executive, headed by Brent Farrington. I thought I was going to write a lot about them this past year, but, eh... nothing much happened, just a lot of internacene bickering between the level-headed Evolution guys and the old guard Communist Students' Union apparatchiks too mundane for me to talk about, at least when I could be out doing something more productive like writing a review of Super GALS!. But, still, when it comes to student unions, no news is good news, so I intend on voting for Evolution... well, for the first time, since I wasn't at Concordia last year.
I don't know much about Renaissance Concordia, however they are the only one of the three parties with an election platform website that shows up on Google. They seem to be a bit less radical version of Concordians In Action but still more "activist" than Evolution. A glance at their page on "Sustainability" reveals that they"will lobby for the full implementation of the environmental recommendations of the Sustainable Concordia audit." (Emphasis theirs.) Eh... I've looked at the Sustainable Concordia webiste, and they have a few alright ideas but mostly bad ones, which I really hope to discuss sometime when I'm feeling a bit less lazy (such as, my "favourite", getting rid of the
So, for now at least, this blog endorses Brent Farrington's New Evolution slate.
EDIT: Added link to Concordians in Action site: http://www.cia4csu.net/