Federal Council Member Reimbursement
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;
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.
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.