November 3, 2016

Kingston ON – Below are the results of the 2016 Fall Referendum. Voter turnout was 22%.

Do you agree to the continuation of the CFRC mandatory fee of $7.79 for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 1976 and last went to referendum in the spring of 2014.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           51.5%
No –           48.5%

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Concrete Canoe Team (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.40 to $0.50, an increase of $0.10?
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           50.7%
No –           49.3%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s Concrete Toboggan Team fee of $0.25 (mandatory fee / subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2008 and last went to referendum in 2014.

Choice      Percentage
Yes –           55.7%
No –           44.3%

Do you agree to an increase in the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare`s fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.25 to $0.35, an increase of $0.10?
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           65.7%
No –           34.3%

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.55 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support FreshSight Queen`s?
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           65.5%
No –           34.5%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Good Times Diner fee of $0.50 subject to individual opt-out for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2013/2014 and last went to referendum in 2013.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           74.7%
No –           25.3%

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Helping Haiti fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.50 to $0.60, an increase of $0.10?
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           67.6%
No –           32.4%

Do you agree to an increase in the Kingston Canadian Film Festival fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.25 to $0.50, an increase of $0.25?
Choice     Percentage
Yes –           53.5%
No –          46.5%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Loving Spoonful fee of $0.95 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2014 and last went to referendum in 2014.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           73.6%
No –           26.4%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen’s First Aid Campus Response Team mandatory fee of $3.75 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2000 and last went to referendum in 2013?”
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           86.3%
No –           13.7%

Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s International Affairs Association fee (subject to individual opt-out) from $0.80 to $1.95, an increase of $1.15? This fee was previously a mandatory fee in the amount of $0.80 and was established in 2000.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –          51.6%
No –          48.4%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Queen`s Musical Theatre fee of $0.50, (subject to individual opt-out), for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2004 and last went to referendum in 2013-2014.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           66.1%
No –           33.9%

“Do you agree to the continuation of a fee of $0.25 in support of Room to Read: Queen’s University Chapter, subject to individual opt-out for the next three years? This fee was originally established in Fall 2013.”

Choice      Percentage
Yes –           75.2%
No –           24.8%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Mostly Autonomous Sailing Team fee of $0.30 (subject to individual opt-out) for the next three years? This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2013.

Choice      Percentage
Yes –           58.4%
No –           41.6%

“Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.25 fee (subject to individual opt out) to support the club Exercise is Medicine Canada @ Queen’s University?”

Choice      Percentage
Yes –           70.8%
No –           29.2%

Do you agree to the establishment of a $0.05 fee (subject to individual opt-out) to support Queen’s Love146?

Choice      Percentage
Yes –           68.3%
No –           31.7%

Do you agree to the continuation of the Friends of MSF: Queen’s fee (subject to individual opt-out) of $0.25 for the next three years. This fee was originally established in 2010 and last went to referendum in 2013.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           71.8%
No –           28.2%

“Do you agree to an increase in the Queen’s Bands mandatory fee from $4 to $4.15, an increase of $0.15?” This fee was originally established in 1986 and last went to referendum in 2013-2014.
Choice      Percentage
Yes –           54.1%
No –           45.9%

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

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