Removal of Leader after two terms or less than 75% support

Code:
G16-C017
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Defeated
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Johan Hamels

Party Commentary

This resolution changes the bylaws but the change is unclear. It seems to allow a leader with less than 75% support from members to remain as the leader until they have have served 8 years.

Preamble

WHEREAS the current bylaw calls for a leadership review following a general election in which our leader does not become Prime Minister;

WHEREAS a review does not permit an extensive review of the performance of the party or its leadership;

WHEREAS it is essential that the Leader continues to have strong support from the Party;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that a new clause 2.1.4.8 be added to read:

2.1.4.8 The term of the leader shall be limited to the greater of two (2) consecutive parliamentary terms, or eight (8) years, unless she or he becomes Prime Minister or she or he achieves at least a 3/4 (75%) approval vote in future Leadership Reviews.

Sponsors:
Colin Griffiths, Colin Old, Cyrille Giraud, Diana Nunes, Ian Soutar, Joe Foster, Mario Leclerc, Mark MacKenzie, Sharon Danley

Background

The NDP has shown the disastrous results to both the Leader and the Party if she or he diverges significantly from the grassroots sense of direction.

Stressing Leadership Reviews will help to ensure that the Party and its Leader remain in contact and connected. This will help to garner support and loyalty to the Party, especially during an election.

Code

G16-C017

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Johan Hamels

Party Commentary

This resolution changes the bylaws but the change is unclear. It seems to allow a leader with less than 75% support from members to remain as the leader until they have have served 8 years.

Preamble

WHEREAS the current bylaw calls for a leadership review following a general election in which our leader does not become Prime Minister;

WHEREAS a review does not permit an extensive review of the performance of the party or its leadership;

WHEREAS it is essential that the Leader continues to have strong support from the Party;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that a new clause 2.1.4.8 be added to read:

2.1.4.8 The term of the leader shall be limited to the greater of two (2) consecutive parliamentary terms, or eight (8) years, unless she or he becomes Prime Minister or she or he achieves at least a 3/4 (75%) approval vote in future Leadership Reviews.

Sponsors

Colin Griffiths, Colin Old, Cyrille Giraud, Diana Nunes, Ian Soutar, Joe Foster, Mario Leclerc, Mark MacKenzie, Sharon Danley

Background

The NDP has shown the disastrous results to both the Leader and the Party if she or he diverges significantly from the grassroots sense of direction.

Stressing Leadership Reviews will help to ensure that the Party and its Leader remain in contact and connected. This will help to garner support and loyalty to the Party, especially during an election.