Prior to the Annual General Meeting, all members will have the opportunity to categorize the proposals that may be presented at the meeting. This categorization is done using a 3 colour-coded system known as the Bonser Method. Members will be asked to assign the color green, yellow, or red to each proposal.
Assigning the colour green means "I understand this motion and am in favour of it." In other words, you believe this proposal should go forward to the General Meeting in its current form for members to review and consider adopting.
Assigning the colour yellow means "I do not like this motion’s present wording, but I think this concept has merit" or "I wish to learn more about this motion." In other words, you are interested in this proposal but think it needs more work before being presented to members at the General Meeting.
Assigning the colour red to a proposal means "I understand this motion and am opposed to it." In other words, you do not support the proposal going forward to the General Meeting for member consideration.
The proportion of “green” ballots needed to be considered a “green” proposal is more than 60% of the ballots cast. Similarly, the proportion of “red” ballots needed to be considered a “red” proposal is more than 60% of the ballots cast. All other proposals are considered “yellow” proposals.
The 2023 Annual General Meeting will not include breakout sessions and all amendments to proposals will be moved from the plenary floor. The results of the Bonser will be used to recommend the order that proposals are presented at the General Meeting. Prior to the General Meeting, members and submitters are able to workshop proposals on wedecide.green.ca.