Student politicians and Blackberries


I’m interested, how many student union provide their political leadership with blackberries?

I’ve noticed they’re becoming more common among student politicians. Most of whom (like me) purchased their own and pay for it themselves.

If your student union is paying for blackberries, what is the monthly cost to the SU?

I still don’t believe their is any need for student politicians to have them, unless they are actually using them for business purposes that require an immediate response. This narrows the field to people at provincial and national lobbying organizations. 

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Student politicians and Blackberries

  1. You can include the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa in your statistics.

  2. McMaster is doing it now..

  3. At the Brock University Students’ Union, our executive is purchasing our own Blackberries (or similar devices) out of pocket. We do receive a nominal phone allowance per month from the student union, however.

  4. Bishop’s student president had one last year, which she paid for out of her own pocket. This year, the executive is Blackberry-free.

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