Removal of member who has willfully damaged the party
WHEREAS the criteria for removal of a member are lacking specifics;
WHEREAS we as a small party are vulnerable to take-over from others who may not have the interests of the Party in mind;
WHEREAS we have grown to approximately 20,000 members;
WHEREAS we want to maintain our Green Values and spirit of inclusiveness while still preserving good conduct;
WHEREAS the Federal Council requires clarity as to expulsion of members;
BE IT RESOLVED that:
Bylaw 1.3 of the GPC Constitution: Resignation and Removal of Member be amended to add 1.3.3: In accordance with 1.3.2 a member may be expelled, suspended, or otherwise disciplined for any conduct which (1) is contrary to the Members’ Code of Conduct, or (2) is contrary to this Constitution, or (3) is contrary to the principles and purpose of the Party, or (4) brings discredit to, or (5) willfully damages the interests of the Party.
Bylaw 1.3 Resignation and Removal of Member
1.3.1 A person shall cease to be a Member of the Party:
22.214.171.124 By delivering her/his resignation by mailing or delivering it to an address of the Party.
126.96.36.199 On her/his death.
188.8.131.52 On being expelled.
184.108.40.206 On having been a Member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months.
220.127.116.11 On stating that they are working to form a new Federal political party, or if they are supporting another existing Federal political party.
1.3.2 A Member may be expelled by a resolution of the Federal Council or a General Meeting of Members. The person who is subject to the proposed expulsion shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the meeting before the motion is put to a vote.
The purpose of this resolution is to strengthen the terms under which the party can protect itself from takeover by other parties, their representatives or people acting on their behalf, and to better enable Federal Council and our party to remove people from the membership who act against the interests of the party that we have all worked so hard to build as a unique alternative in Canadian politics.