Removal of member who has willfully damaged the party

Code:
G16-C019
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Adopted, pending ratification
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Jacquie Miller

Preamble

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;

Operative

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:
1.3.1.1 By delivering her/his resignation by mailing or delivering it to an address of the Party.
1.3.1.2 On her/his death.
1.3.1.3 On being expelled.
1.3.1.4 On having been a Member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months.
1.3.1.5 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.

Sponsors:
Jacquie Miller, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Jean-Luc Cooke, John Savage, Carrie McLaren, Caroline Brown, Christine Cantin, Brenda Sayers, Paul Manly, John Whistler, Adriane Carr, Paul George, Sid Hayes, Rosemary Cooper, Jordan Bober, Colin Griffiths, Steve May, Wes Regan, Greg Sabo, Drina Read drinaread, Patty Mucklow, Simon McMillan, Ira Heidemann, Andrew Park

Background

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.

Code

G16-C019

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Jacquie Miller

Preamble

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;

Operative

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:
1.3.1.1 By delivering her/his resignation by mailing or delivering it to an address of the Party.
1.3.1.2 On her/his death.
1.3.1.3 On being expelled.
1.3.1.4 On having been a Member not in good standing for 12 consecutive months.
1.3.1.5 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.

Sponsors

Jacquie Miller, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Jean-Luc Cooke, John Savage, Carrie McLaren, Caroline Brown, Christine Cantin, Brenda Sayers, Paul Manly, John Whistler, Adriane Carr, Paul George, Sid Hayes, Rosemary Cooper, Jordan Bober, Colin Griffiths, Steve May, Wes Regan, Greg Sabo, Drina Read drinaread, Patty Mucklow, Simon McMillan, Ira Heidemann, Andrew Park

Background

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.