Daily Publications Society http://www.dailypublications.org Publisher of the McGill Daily & Le Délit Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Happy Holidays – Fall 2014 http://www.dailypublications.org/happy-holidays-fall-2014/ http://www.dailypublications.org/happy-holidays-fall-2014/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:28:36 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=806 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The DPS would like to thank its readers and advertisers for their continued support. The McGill Daily and Le Délit will be back on January 12 & 13. To advertise in our first publications of 2015, please contact our advertising office.

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Joint issue – Fall 2014 http://www.dailypublications.org/joint-issue-fall-2014/ http://www.dailypublications.org/joint-issue-fall-2014/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:10:58 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=800 JOINT ISSUE – On November 24th, The McGill Daily and Le Délit join forces to publish the largest publication of the school year. To advertise in this special bilingual issue, please contact our advertising office.

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Conférence France & Québec, une question d’éducation http://www.dailypublications.org/conference-france-quebec-une-question-deducation/ http://www.dailypublications.org/conference-france-quebec-une-question-deducation/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:52:26 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=798 CONFERENCE: FRANCE & QUÉBEC, UNE QUESTION D’ÉDUCATION WITH SAMY MESLI + LAUNCH OF LE DÉLIT SPECIAL ISSUE – Le Délit and many student organizations present a conference with Prof. Samy Mesli on France-Quebec partnerships with respect to education. A cocktail event will be held on Monday, November 18th at 6 pm for the launch of Le Délit’s special issue on current aspects of France-Quebec cooperation. The conference will be held from 7 to 8 pm. For details, please consult the event’s Facebook page. Please note that the conference will be presented in French.

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First Issues (Fall 2014) http://www.dailypublications.org/first-issues-fall-2014/ http://www.dailypublications.org/first-issues-fall-2014/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:43:43 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=706 FIRST ISSUES – The Daily and Le Délit will return on September 2nd and September 9th, respectively. If you would like to advertise in our back-to-school issues, now is the time to book! Click here to obtain our 2014-15 rate card and publication schedule.

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Thank you – April 2014 http://www.dailypublications.org/thank-you-april-2014/ http://www.dailypublications.org/thank-you-april-2014/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 03:18:43 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=645 THANK YOU! The DPS would like to thank all of its readers and advertisers for their support throughout the year. The McGill Daily and Le Délit will return in September. To advertise on our websites over the summer period or to reserve space in our 2014-15 back-to-school issues, please contact our advertising office at 514-398-6790 or ads@dailypublications.org

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Contents http://www.dailypublications.org/contents/ http://www.dailypublications.org/contents/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:50 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=404 Click on a heading to read more about it.

About Elections DPS (Brief Overview, CEO & DCEO Profiles, Contact Information)

2012/13 Existence Referendum (Membership, Memorandum of Agreement, Electoral Procedures)

The Results 

Timeline (Referendum Schedule 2013)

Getting Involved (Submitting Additional Questions, Forming or Joining a “Yes” or “No” Committee)


How to Vote



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About Elections DPS http://www.dailypublications.org/about-elections-dps/ http://www.dailypublications.org/about-elections-dps/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:33:19 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=347 Brief Overview

Elections DPS is an independent and politically impartial agency. We administer elections and referenda and are responsible for maintaining the democratic process of decision-making for matters concerning the Daily Publications Society. Elections DPS is here to ensure that elections are conducted legitimately, within the scope of the electoral by-laws, and that this process is open and transparent.

The elections teams consists of two individuals: the Chief Electoral Officer and the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer.

Faraz Alidina, Chief Electoral Officer

Faraz is an undergraduate Arts student studying Middle East Studies and Political Science. He has worked at Elections SSMU, currently serves as an Editor to the McGill International Review and is on the Executive Team of the WATW Conference on Economic Development. An avid traveller, Faraz has visited parts of the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa and worked in a Tanzanian law firm for a summer. E-mail him at elections@dailypublications.org or stop by during office hours (see below).

William Stephenson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer

Before beginning McGill’s law program this fall, William Stephenson obtained his BA in Classics from the University of Ottawa in 2010 and completed a year of law school at the University of Virginia. He was a board member of The Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa’s English language newspaper. Last summer he drafted new bylaws and proposed corporate policy amendments for Causeway Work Centre in Ottawa

Faraz Alidina, CEO William Stephenson, DCEO


Contact Us

Feel free to e-mail us at elections@dailypublications.org or visit us during our office hours. For the month of January 2013, they are as follows:

  • January 10: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Redpath Library RM-07G
  • January 17: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Redpath Library RM-07G
  • January 24: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Redpath Library RM-07G

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2012/13 Existence Referendum http://www.dailypublications.org/2012-13-existence-referendum/ http://www.dailypublications.org/2012-13-existence-referendum/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:20:32 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=373 Membership

As a downtown undergraduate or post-graduate student, you are automatically a member of the Daily Publications Society (DPS), and as such, pay a non-opt-outable fee of $6.00 per semester ($3.35 for graduate students) with the exception of non-residents, Graduate Medical and Graduate Dentistry students who are not members. The membership of the DPS is approximately 28,000 which in fact exceeds SSMU’s 24,000 membership figure.

Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)

The DPS negotiates its MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) with McGill University independently and collects fees directly from McGill University and not via another student organization. The MoA governs the relationship between the DPS and McGill University; it outlines provisions concerning the use of office space, the use of the “McGill” name, campus distribution privileges, the fee schedule and other administrative matters. This MoA expires every 5 years and triggers an existence referendum aimed at measuring student support for the DPS. The result of this referendum will govern McGill University’s decision to renew its MoA with the DPS. A majority “No” vote would result in the non-renewal of the MoA and a termination of all DPS student-fees. The McGill Daily/Le Délit would cease to exist at McGill. A majority “Yes” vote would result in the renewal of the MoA with the same fee-schedule for an additional five years. A “Yes” vote would maintain status-quo, allowing the McGill Daily/Le Délit to continue to exist at McGill.

Beyond a mere “Yes” or “No” result, this existence referendum also provides an excellent opportunity for the McGill student body to engage in healthy, open-minded political discourse about the state of our campus and student activities. Elections DPS is committed to ensuring that this campaign period will be an accessible, safe and well-regulated channel for individuals to voice their opinions and beliefs.

Electoral Procedures

Elections DPS, along with administering referenda and elections, is also tasked with interpreting the by-laws in accordance with the Constitution and the spirit, or original intent, of the law.

The Electoral Bylaws can be found here, the Constitution can be found here. If you have any questions about electoral procedures, interpretation or meaning, please feel free to direct your questions to elections@dailypublications.org

The text of the referendum question, as it will appear on the ballot, can be found here:

McGill Daily-Le Delit Existence Referendum Question

Yes Committee Information

Yes Committee Pensketch

Twitter: @ouidps

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The Results http://www.dailypublications.org/the-results/ http://www.dailypublications.org/the-results/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:18:36 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=465 A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to inform themselves about the issue at hand, engage in some serious debate and of course, vote! We had an 18.8% turnout rate which amounts to a total of 5202 votes cast.
To reiterate, this referendum dealt with the weighty issue of existence. Every 5 years, the Daily Publications Society is mandated to hold a referendum renewing the support of its members in order to continue receiving student fees and to renew their Memorandum of Agreement with the University. Here are the results:
YES: 3763 (76.17%)
NO: 1177 (23.83%)
Answered Questions: 4940 (94.96%)
Abstentions: 262 (5.04%)
This “Yes” vote, as a reaffirmation of student support for the DPS, allows the McGill Daily/Le Délit to continue to exist at McGill. The renewal of the Daily Publication Society’s Memorandum of Agreement with the same student fee-schedule for an additional five years will maintain status-quo.
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Timeline http://www.dailypublications.org/timeline/ http://www.dailypublications.org/timeline/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:29:27 +0000 http://www.dailypublications.org/?p=384 Referendum Schedule 2013

  • Nomination Period for Member-Initiated Question(s): Nov 23, 2012 – Jan 10, 2013
  • Period for Formation of Yes/No Committee(s): Nov 23, 2012 – Jan 10, 2013
  • Last Board Meeting for Notice of Motion for Board-Initiated Question(s): Jan 10, 2013
  • Meeting for Committee Chairs: Jan 11, 2013
  • Deadline for Approval of Referendum Question(s) Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Campaign Period: Jan 18, 2013, 9 a.m. – Jan 31, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • Polling Period: Jan 23, 2013, 9 a.m. – Jan 31, 2013, 5 p.m.

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