Ombuds and Appeals Committee

The objective of the Green Partyof PEI Ombuds & Appeals Committee is to ensure that the voices of all of our members are heard and treated fairly - both by other members and by party institutions. The responsibilities and powers of the Ombuds & Appeals Committee are described in Bylaw 6 of the GPPEI Constitution & Bylaws.

If a member has an issue that warrants investigation, we will be happy to hear that complaint. All identities will remain anonymous, unless the complainant requests otherwise. The Ombuds and Appeals Committee shall:

  • Receive complaints or concerns from members of the Party, in regards to decisions made by organized units or functionaries of the Part affecting their rights as members or governance of the Party, or where they feel that a party member or unit has violated the Code of Conduct & Ethics.
  • Assess these complaints and concerns to ascertain what action, if any, is appropriate.
  • When further action is initiated, issue reports with committee's recommendations to all parties involved.
  • If you have a complaint, we encourage you to reach out directly to the people or groups involved first, to seek an answer or direct resolution. If the result of this is unsatisfactory for you, please direct your enquiry to:

Current Ombudspeople:

Elizabeth Schoales - Female Ombudsperson

Elizabeth is from Toronto and now lives in Charlottetown. She holds a B.A, M.A. LL.B and Ph.D, works in animal rights law and advocacy, and has been a devoted advocate for animals and the environment for 20 years. Her interest in ensuring the right of all voices to be heard spills over into her other passion, administrative law. The ombudsperson plays an important role in this area by ensuring fairness in process, treatment and decision-making. During her term as female ombudsperson, Elizabeth will work on making the Office of the Ombudsperson more visible and accessible to members, and take an active part in identifying and reviewing areas of governance that may benefit from an independent eye.

Male Ombudsperson (position currently vacant)