Require that all Council, committee and General Meeting minutes be posted on the website
WHEREAS in keeping with the Global Green Charter to promote transparency;
WHEREAS more, information needs to be available to inform and engage the membership;
BE IT RESOLVED that Bylaw 10, Party Documents, be modified to include reference to all motions, resolutions and minutes of council and council committees;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Bylaw 10.1 be modified to read as follows:
10.1 The Federal Council shall maintain for viewing by all Members the following Party documents:
10.1.1 The Constitution and Bylaws
10.1.2 The Constitution of the Young Greens of Canada
10.1.3 The Rules of Procedure for General Meetings
10.1.4 The Adopted Policies
10.1.5 The Election Platforms for previous elections
10.1.6 All minutes of previous General Meetings
10.1.7 All minutes of Federal Council, the executive and committees of Council
10.1.8 Committee Handbooks
10.1.9 The Federal Council Motions and Resolutions Database
There is a recognized gap between the Central Party and the GPC membership. Part of the problem is the lack of communications through timely and informative information that keeps members up to date on governance issues and, it timely, allows members to question certain activities that their provincial/territorial representative can either respond directly or intercede on their behalf at a Council meeting.
Handbooks and timely Minutes of Central party meetings are an essential resource, Not only for the general membership but also Council and its committees as well.
Minutes take a number of weeks to be published and remain useful mostly as a reference. A more important and timely tool for all members is the Council Motions Database that was requested via a Directive at a previous Convention meeting.