No whipped votes

Code:
G14-P31
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Policy
Resolution Status:
Adopted
Sub-Category:
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Submitter Name:
Yukon EDA
% Green:
83.60
% Yellow:
11.00
% Red:
5.40
Voting Detail:
Plenary
% Ratified:
0.00

Party Commentary

This motion is consistent with Green Party policy on democracy and compliments policy G12-P16 - Free Vote Policy.

Preamble

WHEREAS we are a unique, progressive and inclusive party of shared values: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy, respect for diversity;

WHEREAS we are a party that respects the right of members and candidates to express differing opinions and beliefs in free and open debate;

WHEREAS we are a party that empowers our members and candidates, to live our shared values and at the same time better represent constituencies;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Green MPs will have no whipped votes.

Sponsors:
John Streicker, Gerald Haase, Wayne Tuck, Roslyn Woodcock, Erik Miller, Lenore Morris, Kristina Calhoun, Susan Walton, Karen Walker, Shirley Watts Haase, Sandy Calhoun, Elizabeth May, Paul Estrin, Paul Noble, Eric walton, Kate Storey, Danny Polifroni, Nicole Fischer, Brian Smallshaw, Francoise Aubin

Background

At the 2012 Convention the party passed a resolution that provided for select votes in the house to not be whipped in a Green Party caucus. This resolution would establish in black and white what we have always stated: that the Green Party will have no whipped votes. We still need to have a way to ensure that all Green MPs are voting for platform, or our values, or the constituents of their riding - which should be through an MP Code of Conduct (being brought forward in a separate resolution). This resolution will differentiate us from all of the other parties.

Code

G14-P31

Proposal Type

Policy

Submitter Name

Yukon EDA

Party Commentary

This motion is consistent with Green Party policy on democracy and compliments policy G12-P16 - Free Vote Policy.

Preamble

WHEREAS we are a unique, progressive and inclusive party of shared values: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy, respect for diversity;

WHEREAS we are a party that respects the right of members and candidates to express differing opinions and beliefs in free and open debate;

WHEREAS we are a party that empowers our members and candidates, to live our shared values and at the same time better represent constituencies;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Green MPs will have no whipped votes.

Sponsors

John Streicker, Gerald Haase, Wayne Tuck, Roslyn Woodcock, Erik Miller, Lenore Morris, Kristina Calhoun, Susan Walton, Karen Walker, Shirley Watts Haase, Sandy Calhoun, Elizabeth May, Paul Estrin, Paul Noble, Eric walton, Kate Storey, Danny Polifroni, Nicole Fischer, Brian Smallshaw, Francoise Aubin

Background

At the 2012 Convention the party passed a resolution that provided for select votes in the house to not be whipped in a Green Party caucus. This resolution would establish in black and white what we have always stated: that the Green Party will have no whipped votes. We still need to have a way to ensure that all Green MPs are voting for platform, or our values, or the constituents of their riding - which should be through an MP Code of Conduct (being brought forward in a separate resolution). This resolution will differentiate us from all of the other parties.