Improving the Policy Development Process

Code:
G10-c07
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Adopted
Sub-Category:
Shadow Cabinet and Policy Development
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Friday, June 18, 2010
Submitter Name:
Victoria EDA
% Green:
0.00
% Yellow:
0.00
% Red:
0.00
Voting Detail:
4
% Ratified:
0.00

Party Commentary

Article 10.3.1, added by resolution G06-c03a (Defending the Party Against Takeover), was in part to defend the Party against a small group of Party members at a General Meeting from setting Policy (as defined in Article 7.3.11) that would then be binding on the Party as per Article 4.1. Article 10.3.1 ensures that all Party members have a say in General Meeting adopted Policy.

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada is dedicated to grassroots, participatory policy development, prudent fiscal management, and resource conservation;

WHEREAS the policy development process of the Green Party of Canada already ensures all members have a vote on policy motions both before and during General Meetings;

WHEREAS section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution currently states the following:

“Policy motions passed at a General Meeting shall only become effective upon Members in good standing passing an identically worded resolution by a vote of greater than 1/2 (50%) of the votes cast in a Members' vote conducted by mail-in ballot, with a ballot return date of no later than one-hundred-twenty (120) days following the General Meeting at which the Policy resolution was passed.”;

WHEREAS the second vote on policy motions outlined in section 10.3.1 is unnecessary and excessively taxing on the resources of the party;

Operative

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution be rescinded.

Sponsors:
Jared Giesbrecht, Kate Storey, Joe Foster, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Timothy Petrou, William Munsey, Ariel Lade, Cory Horner, Michael Brinsmead, Timothy Thielmann. Danielle Pope, Joshua Giesbrecht. Emily Palfy, Renate Giesbrecht, John Streicker, Elizabeth May, Ard van Leeuwen, Doug Storey

Background

Code

G10-c07

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Victoria EDA

Party Commentary

Article 10.3.1, added by resolution G06-c03a (Defending the Party Against Takeover), was in part to defend the Party against a small group of Party members at a General Meeting from setting Policy (as defined in Article 7.3.11) that would then be binding on the Party as per Article 4.1. Article 10.3.1 ensures that all Party members have a say in General Meeting adopted Policy.

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party of Canada is dedicated to grassroots, participatory policy development, prudent fiscal management, and resource conservation;

WHEREAS the policy development process of the Green Party of Canada already ensures all members have a vote on policy motions both before and during General Meetings;

WHEREAS section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution currently states the following:

“Policy motions passed at a General Meeting shall only become effective upon Members in good standing passing an identically worded resolution by a vote of greater than 1/2 (50%) of the votes cast in a Members' vote conducted by mail-in ballot, with a ballot return date of no later than one-hundred-twenty (120) days following the General Meeting at which the Policy resolution was passed.”;

WHEREAS the second vote on policy motions outlined in section 10.3.1 is unnecessary and excessively taxing on the resources of the party;

Operative

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT section 10.3.1 of the GPC Constitution be rescinded.

Sponsors

Jared Giesbrecht, Kate Storey, Joe Foster, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Timothy Petrou, William Munsey, Ariel Lade, Cory Horner, Michael Brinsmead, Timothy Thielmann. Danielle Pope, Joshua Giesbrecht. Emily Palfy, Renate Giesbrecht, John Streicker, Elizabeth May, Ard van Leeuwen, Doug Storey

Background