Improving the Policy Development Process

Code:
G12-C01
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Adopted
Sub-Category:
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submitter Name:
Jared Giesbrecht
% Green:
84.70
% Yellow:
10.90
% Red:
4.40
Voting Detail:
Online
% Ratified:
93.37

Party Commentary

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada is dedicated to grassroots, participatory policy development, prudent fiscal management, and resource conservation; WHEREAS the policy development process of the Green Party of Canada already ensures all members have a vote on policy motions both before and during General Meetings; WHEREAS section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution currently states the following: “Policy motions passed at a General Meeting shall only become effective upon Members in good standing passing an identically worded resolution by a vote of greater than 1/2 (50%) of the votes cast in a Members' vote conducted by mail-in ballot, with a ballot return date of no later than one-hundred-twenty (120) days following the General Meeting at which the Policy resolution was passed.”; WHEREAS the second vote on policy motions outlined in section 10.3.1 is unnecessary and excessively taxing on the resources of the party;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution be rescinded.

Sponsors:
Victoria EDA/ACE

Background

This motion was passed by the membership at the last Convention (G10-C07). However, it needs to pass at two consecutive Conventions to make the change to our constitution. Please vote for it again in this Convention.

Code

G12-C01

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Jared Giesbrecht

Party Commentary

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada is dedicated to grassroots, participatory policy development, prudent fiscal management, and resource conservation; WHEREAS the policy development process of the Green Party of Canada already ensures all members have a vote on policy motions both before and during General Meetings; WHEREAS section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution currently states the following: “Policy motions passed at a General Meeting shall only become effective upon Members in good standing passing an identically worded resolution by a vote of greater than 1/2 (50%) of the votes cast in a Members' vote conducted by mail-in ballot, with a ballot return date of no later than one-hundred-twenty (120) days following the General Meeting at which the Policy resolution was passed.”; WHEREAS the second vote on policy motions outlined in section 10.3.1 is unnecessary and excessively taxing on the resources of the party;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution be rescinded.

Sponsors

Victoria EDA/ACE

Background

This motion was passed by the membership at the last Convention (G10-C07). However, it needs to pass at two consecutive Conventions to make the change to our constitution. Please vote for it again in this Convention.