Federal Council Member Reimbursement

Code:
G16-D003
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Directive
Resolution Status:
Drafted
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Alison Watt

Preamble

WHEREAS the duties of Federal Council members as outlined in the Green Party of Canada Federal Council Handbook, particularly in articles 3.2.3, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, and 3.3.14, mandate communication within all levels of the party, and representation across broad geographic regions;

WHEREAS the effective fulfillment of Federal Council member's mandate requires travel, as well as attendance at local and national Green Party of Canada events;

WHEREAS in keeping with the Green Party of Canada fundamental principle of social justice, the personal income of Federal Council members should not be a limiting factor in the effective performance of their duties;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Federal Council members each receive reimbursement from the Green Party of Canada of up to $3,600 annually, to reimburse reasonable expenses related to fulfilling their mandate.

Sponsors:
Jodie Bergeron, Alistair Peacock, Amy Fisher, Barb Jolliffe, Betsy Agar, Bruce McArthur, Claire Martin, Claudia Cornwall, Colin Cargill, David Hunter, Eric Johnson, Gina Chapin, Kathy Burman, Nick Burman, Nancy Hunter, Karen Meijer, Daniel Kline, Mark Reeves, Carin Gill, Kimberly Parker, David Gill, Leo Fernig, Sue Kent, Amrita Ahuja

Background

The Green Party of Canada presently has no formal directive to address expenses incurred by Federal Council members in the performance of their mandated duties. In order to reflect party principles of social justice, such a directive is necessary. Approval of specific expenses is at the discretion of the Green Party of Canada, as is the transparency of such expenses to the membership. The maximum annual cost of this resolution would be $64,800, though it could be less if there are Federal Council vacancies, or if individual Federal Council members do not claim the maximum reimbursement allowed in a given year.

Code

G16-D003

Proposal Type

Directive

Submitter Name

Alison Watt

Preamble

WHEREAS the duties of Federal Council members as outlined in the Green Party of Canada Federal Council Handbook, particularly in articles 3.2.3, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, and 3.3.14, mandate communication within all levels of the party, and representation across broad geographic regions;

WHEREAS the effective fulfillment of Federal Council member's mandate requires travel, as well as attendance at local and national Green Party of Canada events;

WHEREAS in keeping with the Green Party of Canada fundamental principle of social justice, the personal income of Federal Council members should not be a limiting factor in the effective performance of their duties;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Federal Council members each receive reimbursement from the Green Party of Canada of up to $3,600 annually, to reimburse reasonable expenses related to fulfilling their mandate.

Sponsors

Jodie Bergeron, Alistair Peacock, Amy Fisher, Barb Jolliffe, Betsy Agar, Bruce McArthur, Claire Martin, Claudia Cornwall, Colin Cargill, David Hunter, Eric Johnson, Gina Chapin, Kathy Burman, Nick Burman, Nancy Hunter, Karen Meijer, Daniel Kline, Mark Reeves, Carin Gill, Kimberly Parker, David Gill, Leo Fernig, Sue Kent, Amrita Ahuja

Background

The Green Party of Canada presently has no formal directive to address expenses incurred by Federal Council members in the performance of their mandated duties. In order to reflect party principles of social justice, such a directive is necessary. Approval of specific expenses is at the discretion of the Green Party of Canada, as is the transparency of such expenses to the membership. The maximum annual cost of this resolution would be $64,800, though it could be less if there are Federal Council vacancies, or if individual Federal Council members do not claim the maximum reimbursement allowed in a given year.