19th General Meeting
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swann
G23-B006 Governance Appeal Committee
Given Article 13 that created a Conduct Committee, the Ombuds and Appeals Committee would be renamed the Governance Appeal Committee (GAC) to reflect its new role centered on governance complaints. This proposal makes the GAC more representative by being elected by all members, more rigorous in its operation and work, and accountable to both members and Federal Council.
Replace Bylaw 7 Ombuds and Appeals Committee with the following:
Bylaw 7 Governance Appeal Committee
The Governance Appeal Committee:
7.1 Shall have between five (5) and seven (7) members at all times.
7.2 Shall be elected by members for a term of two (2) years or until their successor is elected, and it may fill its vacancies between elections.
7.3 Shall be chaired by two co-Chairs, of different genders, that are selected by the committee.
7.4 Shall have Terms of Reference, processes and procedures, ethics and conduct guidelines (i.e. conflicts of interest) and investigation standards.
7.5 Is accountable between General Meetings to Federal Council regarding implementing 7.4 and if any legal or ethical concerns are brought up about its work.
7.6 Reports to members at annual General Meetings.
7.7 The Governance Appeal Committee shall:
7.7.1 Receive complaints from members and Units of the Party regarding adherence to the Constitution and Bylaws, including but not limited to procedural rules for conducting Federal Council meetings (bylaw 2.4.6).
7.7.2 Decide whether or not to accept and deal with each complaint, and inform the complainant of the decision.
7.7.3 For accepted cases, issue evidence-based reports with the committee's recommendations sent to all the parties involved.
7.7.4 Act as an appeal body in other instances when requested to do so by Federal Council.
Submitter: Samuel Moisan-Domm
Sponsors: Samuel Moisan-Domm, Jayden Hunter, Jan Slakov, Susan Short, Kim N I Bell, Michael MacLean, Peter Tretter, James M Ker, Derek Thompson, Donna Mendelsohn, Tyler Beaulac, Mr. Colin Griffiths, Constantine Kritsonis, Charles Eyton-Jones
Note from staff: This proposal is for consideration at the 19th Annual General Meeting. A second copy, with additional background information, has been posted in the Workshop to allow you to collaborate on amendments. You can access the workshop version of this proposal here, which the submitter is still able to edit.
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