Minutes for the Federal Council Meeting May 31 - June 2, 2019

Event Date

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00 EDT to Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 12:30 EDT

Event Description

Friday, May 31st

7:00pm Call to order and roll call

Voting members present:

  • Jean-Luc Cooke (Pres.)
  • David Hunter (VP En)
  • Joey Leckman (VP Fr) (via zoom)
  • Kate Storey (Fund Rep)
  • Elizabeth May (Leader)
  • Thana Boonlert (AB)
  • Beverley Eert (MB)
  • Stephanie Coburn (NB)
  • David Peters (NL)
  • Camille Davidson (NS)
  • Darcie Lanthier (PE)
  • Dave Abbey (SK)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (Ter.)
  • Stuart Hunter (YGC)
  • Avery Velez (YGC)

Non-voting members present:

  • Emily McMillan (ED)
  • Jo-Ann Roberts (Deputy Leader)
  • Daniel Green (Deputy Leader)

Regrets: Bruce Hyer, Wes Regan, Jean Rousseau

Observers: Carolyn Herbert, Henry Wright, Stephanie Billingham, Jonathan Dickie, John Kidder, Paul Gregory

Motion: That Jean-Luc Cooke facilitate the meeting, Honora Nedwidek record and Camille Davidson keep time.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To adopt the agenda as presented.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To adopt the minutes of the April 7, 2019 meeting as presented.
Deferred to tomorrow.

Reports

  • Round table introductions

Joey Leckman left the meeting.

  • Leader’s report
  • Deputy Leaders’ reports
  • President’s report
  • Executive Director’s report
  • Young Greens Council report

Agenda Map Review

  • Overview led by Jean Luc Cooke

Committee Chair reports

  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • HR Committee

Motion: To accept the reports as presented.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Action item: To ensure reports are sent a least a week in advance.

Action item: To ensure that future meetings are in a room with natural light.

Motion: To congratulate Paul Manly, his campaign team, the volunteers, and everyone who worked toward success in Nanaimo—Ladysmith.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To adjourn and reconvene at 9:00am on Saturday, June 1st. Council members are invited to an evening social at Café Nostalgica (601 Cumberland Street).
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Saturday, June 1st

9:00am Call to order and roll call

Voting members present:

  • Jean-Luc Cooke (Pres.)
  • David Hunter (VP En)
  • Kate Storey (Fund Rep)
  • Elizabeth May (Leader)
  • Thana Boonlert (AB)
  • Beverley Eert (MB)
  • Stephanie Coburn (NB)
  • David Peters (NL)
  • Camille Davidson (NS)
  • Darcie Lanthier (PE)
  • Dave Abbey (SK)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (Ter.)
  • Stuart Hunter (YGC)
  • Avery Velez (YGC)

Non-voting members present:

  • Emily McMillan (ED)
  • Jo-Ann Roberts (Deputy Leader)
  • Daniel Green (Deputy Leader)

Regrets: Bruce Hyer, Wes Regan, Jean Rousseau, Joey Leckman

Observers: Henry Wright, Stephanie Billingham, Jonathan Dickie, John Kidder, Paul Gregory, Michael Strumberger.

Governance refresher with David Daughton

In Camera Session

Motion: To enter an in camera session to discuss election items, with Jonathan Dickie, Henry Wright, and Michael Strumberger attending.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To end the in camera session with the report that:

  • the next in person meeting of Federal Council will be scheduled for November 1-3, 2019 in Ottawa
  • the minutes of the April 7, 2019 meeting were passed as amended
  • the following motions were passed:
  1. That Federal Council provide no limitations to the authority of the National Campaign Manager, in consultation with the Campaign Working Group, other than operating within the scope of the National Campaign Manager assigned responsibilities.
  2. That Federal Council authorize the National Campaign Manager (NCM), in consultation with the Campaign Working Group, to take on responsibility for managing the national campaign and instruct the NCM to be responsible for End Goals #1 and #2 and the ED to continue to be responsible for End Goal #3. The ED will retain signing authority and HR responsibilities of hiring and firing, in consultation with the Campaign Working Group.
  3. That the National Campaign Manager require a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order for the Most Winnable Riding (MWR) campaign to maintain its status as an MWR and before additional campaign support is provided to an MWR campaign. The MWR campaign is then responsible for achieving the requirements stated in the MOU.

Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To amend the description of the Leader’s Role in the Federal Council Handbook to read: “The Leader is the public face and principal spokesperson of the Party with specific duties assigned by Parliament, Canadian law and the GPC Constitution. On Federal Council, the Leader’s role is to:

  1. Report to FC on the larger political landscape, key issues and opportunities, and provide inspiration and vision for GPC growth.
  2. Participate as an equal voting member of FC and the Executive, and
  3. Maintain ties with Global Greens.”

Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To accept the Q1 2019 financial report as presented.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To adjourn and reconvene at 9:00am on Sunday, June 2nd.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Sunday, June 2nd

9:00am Call to order and roll call

Voting members present:

  • Jean-Luc Cooke (Pres.)
  • David Hunter (VP En)
  • Kate Storey (Fund Rep)
  • Beverley Eert (MB)
  • Stephanie Coburn (NB)
  • David Peters (NL)
  • Camille Davidson (NS)
  • Darcie Lanthier (PE)
  • Dave Abbey (SK)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (Ter.)
  • Stuart Hunter (YGC)
  • Avery Velez (YGC)

Non-voting members present:

  • Emily McMillan (ED)

Regrets: Bruce Hyer, Wes Regan, Jean Rousseau, Joey Leckman, Elizabeth May, Daniel Green, Jo-Ann Roberts, Thana Boonlert.

Observers: Stephanie Billingham, Jonathan Dickie, Paul Gregory, Mary Ann Coleman.

Motion: To approve the updated Federal Council handbook, replacing all previous governance documents.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: That David Hunter chair the meeting for a discussion of presidential remuneration while President Jean-Luc Cooke recuses himself.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Jean-Luc Cooke left the meeting.

Motion: Effective 2020, the President will receive an annual honorarium of $3,200 and travel expenses to visit EDAs, within an annual plan and budget as approved by Federal Council.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Jean-Luc Cooke rejoined the meeting.

Action item: That staff provide the results of the Indigenous outreach question from the Convention Committee survey to Avery for next steps.

Motion: To thank Jean-Luc Cooke for his work at the meeting.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.

Motion: To adjourn at 12:32pm.
Duly moved and seconded. Passed.