Legislative Council

AUS Legislative Council meets biweekly during the academic year, and is the legislative governing body of the Arts Undergraduate Society, subordinate only to the AUS General Assembly. Legislative Council meetings are open to the public, unless a confidential session is declared.

Article 6.1 of the AUS Constitution outlines the functions of AUS Legislative Council:

“The governing body of the AUS shall be known as the Legislative Council (hereinafter, Council) and as such shall:
(a) Recognize the supremacy of the AUS Constitution and be bound by it;
(b) Be empowered to make all decisions and take action on behalf of the AUS in accordance with and subject to the constraints imposed by the General Assembly;
(c) Adopt the AUS annual budget;
(d) Establish Committees of Council where and when it deems necessary;
(e) Have the power to mandate any of its representatives to adopt and defend a specific stance.”

Voting membership on AUS Council includes the AUS Executive, the Arts Representatives to SSMU, the Arts Senators, a representative from each of the AUS’s 29 departmental associations, a representative from FEARC (the AUS’s first-year committee), and a representative from AUSec (the AUS Environmental Council).


September 4, 2013
September 18, 2013 (starts at 6:30pm)
October 2, 2013
October 16, 2013 (starts at 6:30pm)
October 30, 2013
November 13, 2013
November 27, 2013
January 15, 2013
January 29, 2013
February 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
March 26, 2013
April 9, 2013

If you have any questions about AUS Legislative Council, please contact the AUS President at president[dot]aus[at]mail[dot]mcgill[dot]ca.


Minutes from AUS Legislative Council, 2012-2013, including executive reports and motions.

*Minutes with an asterisk are the unapproved version, which means that while the minutes outline the procedures and debates of the Council meetings, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of what was said at the meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience.