As Humber students voted to oppose Shawn Manahan as HSF President at the Humber Students’ Federation’s Annual General Meeting, the student body was left wondering two questions. When will there be an election for HSF President? And how much will it cost?
Shawn Manahan talks to Humber News about Brilhante’s disqualification, what Manahan himself recieved strikes for, the HSF electoral process, and how he expects the transition as incoming HSF president with Tim to go.
This year’s chief returning officer, Natalia Toussaint, has gone under a lot of fire for her decision to disqualify current HSF president Timothy Brilhante and VP Student Life, Lakeshore candidate Karnesh Babaria.
The Humber Students’ Federation represents over 27,000 full-time students at Humber College and Guelph-Humber. HSF operates on an annual budget of almost $10 million. Here is a breakdown of the 2013-2014 HSF Budget:
The sitting HSF president was seeking re-election, but was disqualified late Thursday night – less than 24 hours before the polls closed – from the HSF presidential election. Chief Returning Officer Natalia Toussaint chose not to disclose the reasons for the ruling.
Tim Brilhante has made it public why he was disqualified from the HSF presidential race. At around 1:30am on March 17. Brilhante issued a statement on his Facebook page that explained what specifically he received strikes for.