2020-2021 Policy Development Process

Prioritization voting is open!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 GPC policy development process. As Greens, we are known for being a grassroots organization, and this includes the policy process. The policies we champion during elections and in Parliament are written and voted on by members.

Voting on the proposals submitted by members to the 2020-2021 policy development process is now open. Prioritization is taking place using the Bonser method, and the results will inform the order in which proposals are considered at our upcoming Biennial General MeetingVoting is open until 3:00pm EDT on August 11th, 2021.

You can get ready to vote by reviewing the text of all finalized proposals that have come forward this year from our membership. Make sure to log-in to your GPC web account in order to access them. You can join the discussion on these proposals online via Volunteer Slack, or by taking part in one of the many volunteer-organized policy discussion webinars happening this summer! Check out our events calendar for details.

Need access to Slack? Email support@greenparty.ca.

Policy Proposal Timeline

Proposal submissions were open from October 4th to November 30th, 2020. The editing stage began in February and concluded at the end of May 2021. The amendment stage took place between May 31st and June 18th, 2021. We are now preparing for the prioritization stage of the 2020-2021 policy development process!

Prioritization vote: July 12th to August 11th
Notification of prioritized results: August 19th
Online Biennial General Meeting: August 21st
Post-BGM membership vote: TBC

For information on the complete proposal process, read these supporting documents:

  1. GPC Policy Process 
  2. Submission Rules and Drafting Standards
  3. Bonser Method