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.
Regional Rep. - Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast (1 year)
Female Ombudsperson (1 year)
Male Ombudsperson (2 years)
Closing remarks (Chris Pettingill, Party Chair)
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 thatBC 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.