19th General Meeting
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swann
G23-B009 Define the role of the Executive Council and its members
The Constitution and Bylaws are amended to replace 'President' with 'Chair of Federal Council', 'Vice-President French' with 'Francophone Vice-Chair' and 'Vice-President English' with 'Anglophone Vice-Chair'.
Add after Bylaw 2.6.1, which is part of Bylaw 2.6 - Executive Council, the following:
Bylaw 2.6.2 Executive Council
The Executive Council’s primary role is to prepare the draft agenda of regular meetings of Federal Council. The Executive Council also discusses and makes decisions on matters that cannot reasonably wait for the next regular Federal Council meeting. However, all decisions of the Executive Council must then be ratified by Federal Council.
Bylaw 2.6.3 Leader
As chief spokesperson, the Leader represents the Party in all public activities, particularly with the media, to express the positions of the Party and to ensure Party representation amongst various groups. The Leader is responsible for steering the Party’s interventions in Parliament, relaying the concerns of Canadians and coordinating the work of Caucus.
Bylaw 2.6.4 Chair of Federal Council
For Federal Council and Executive Council meetings, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that meetings are scheduled regularly and when needed, that someone is available to facilitate in a way that favours consensus decision-making as much as possible, that minutes are taken, and that agendas, minutes and supporting documents are archived appropriately. The Chair is also responsible for ensuring that Federal Council, the Executive Council and committees of Federal Council govern itself as per the guidelines and rules it has agreed upon.
Bylaw 2.6.5 Anglophone Vice-Chair and Francophone Vice-Chair
The two Vice-Chairs are responsible for supporting the Chair in their duties.
Bylaw 2.6.6 Fund Representative
The Fund Representative is responsible for representing Federal Council at Fund Board meetings by communicating its views and decisions that may affect the Green Party of Canada Fund and to relay the recommendations and requests of the Fund Board to Federal Council.
Submitter: Samuel Moisan-Domm
Sponsors: Samuel Moisan-Domm, Constantine Kritsonis, Kim N I Bell, Stuart Hunter, Michael MacLean, James M Ker, Bruce Gunn, Jean-Charles Pelland, Jeff Desjardins, Jesse Stuart, Miranda Woodland, Philip Mueller, Tyler Beaulac, John Willson, Maria Rodriguez, Charles Eyton-Jones, Emerald Gibson, Evelyn Tanaka, Mr. Colin Griffiths, Nira Dookeran, Matt Penney, Shel Goldstein
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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