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Annual general meeting

Annual general meeting

Date: Saturday August 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr., Sidney, BC

If you are attending the AGM but not the rest of the convention, please RSVP here. 

Procedures for the business of the AGM are available here. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these procedures ahead of time.

Results published

Aug. 19, 4:30 PM

Voting

Aug. 6, 3:00 PM to
Aug. 19, 3:00 PM

Endorsements

Jul. 22, 3:00 PM to
Aug. 4, 3:00 PM

Applications

Jun. 29, 12:00 AM to
Jul. 12, 11:59 PM

Every year, governance roles within the party come up for election to coincide with the AGM. There are 11 party positions open for election this year, including Provincial Council members (executive members and Regional Representatives) and Ombudspersons. A list of members running for election and links to their bios can be found here.

Party members can vote here. Please note that you must be signed into your BC Green Party website account to access party election pages. If you do not know how to sign into your account, please see instructions here.

Approx. Schedule
Agenda item
Explanatory notes
3:00 pm
  1. Call to order (Chris Pettingill, Party Chair)

 
3:02 pm
  1. Introduction of the meeting teams

    Motion: To accept the Facilitation Team. Fairness Committee, Timekeeper, and Recorder for this Annual General Meeting session.

 
3:05 pm
  1. Outline of agenda and meeting process

 
3:15 pm
  1. Approval of agenda and meeting process

    Motion: To approve the agenda and meeting process for this Annual General Meeting.

Further information about the procedures for the AGM are available here

3:20 pm
  1. Approval of minutes of 2016 AGM

    Motion: To approve the minutes of the 2016 BC Green Party Annual General Meeting.

The 2016 BC Green Party AGM took place on Sunday June 4, 2016 at the Cadboro Commons Building at the University of Victoria. Minutes from the AGM can be read here.

Minutes are only available to members in good standing. You must be signed into your BC Green Party website account to access them. Please consult our FAQs for instructions or support.

3:25 pm
  1. Research and Policy Standing Committee Report (Bill Masse, Policy Chair)

    Motion: To receive the report of the Research and Policy Committee.

     

    Motion: To consider the Policy Committee Resolution as normal business arising from the standing Research and Policy Committee's report.

    The above motion is put forward because text of the committee's motion, and the Party Policy change put forward by the standing committee, was not available until after the 30 day notification requirement as called for in the Party’s bylaws. However, 30 days before the meeting the members were informed that these changes would be coming before the meeting.

     

    Motion: Be it resolved that BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future (2017 version) [the document at 170814-policy-proposed-print.pdf] be approved as the official compilation of BC Green Party policy to date – August 19, 2017.

    Note: The above motion amended to clarify an ambiguous reference.

    Action Item: To date the “BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future (2017 version)” 170814-policy-proposed-print.pdf document by adding the words “2017 version” to the title page.

Link to BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future, 2017 version, updated on Aug. 14, 2017 with policy proposals from the party membership for consideration at the 2017 AGM. New text is highlighted in yellow. Text to remove is struck-through in red.

4:00 pm
  1. Financial report (Aird Flavelle, Treasurer)

    Motion: To receive the 2016 Financial Report as presented.

The financial report is not included in the Consent calendar below, because it cannot be skipped at a society AGM as per the Societies Act.

The Financial report can be found in our programme (PDF, 2.2mb)

4:05 pm
  1. Appointment of auditor Jane Burns (Aird Flavelle, Treasurer)

    Motion: Jane Burns shall serve as the BC Green Party’s auditor for 2017-2018.

 
4:10 pm
  1. Leadership contest

    Motion: The Party will not hold a leadership contest prior to the end of the 2018 AGM.

This is a routine motion required annually by our party by-laws.

4:15 pm
  1. Consent agenda (consent calendar) – Reports:

    1. Leader’s report

    2. Chair’s report

    3. Executive Director’s report

    4. Ombudsperson’s report

    5. Election report

Motion: To approve the consent agenda.

Please see AGM procedures for an explanation of the Consent agenda.

The Consent agenda reports can be found in our programme (PDF, 2.2mb)

4:25 pm
  1. Party elections:

    1. Results (Michael Wheatley, Returning Officer)

    2. Introduction of newly-elected members:

      • Vice Chair (2 years)

      • Secretary (2 years)

      • Councillor-at-Large (2 years)

      • Regional Rep. - Fraser Valley - Surrey (1 year)

      • Regional Rep. - Lower Mainland (1 year)

      • Regional Rep. - North (1 year)

      • Regional Rep. - Okanagan-Kootenays (1 year)

      • Regional Rep. - Vancouver (1 year)

      • Regional Rep. - Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast (1 year)

      • Female Ombudsperson (1 year)

      • Male Ombudsperson (2 years)

 
4:30 pm
  1. Closing remarks (Chris Pettingill, Party Chair)

 
4:32 pm
  1. Adjournment

 

Resolution to approve BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future, 2017 version
Submitted by BC Green Party Research and Policy Committee.

Whereas membership approved the 2016 version of BC Green Policy: A Vision for Our Future at the June 2016 AGM as a living document that will continue to evolve through member discussion;

And whereas the process to develop the party platform for the May 2017 general election involved extensive discussion with hundreds of members through online suggestions, online meetings and the work of the Policy Platform Advisory Committee;

And whereas the platform development process identified many ideas for filling gaps in existing policy;

And whereas the Research and Policy Committee drafted and inserted new policy statements included in BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future (2017 version) based on these ideas;

Be it resolved that BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future (2017 version) be approved as the official compilation of BC Green Party policy to date – August 19, 2017.

Link to BC Green Policy: A Vision for the Future, 2017 version, updated on Aug. 14, 2017 with policy proposals from the party membership for consideration at the 2017 AGM. New text is highlighted in yellow. Text to remove is struck-through in red.

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