In advance of the next general meeting, the following positions will be up for election:
- Vice President (two-year term)
- Secretary-Treasurer (two-year term)
- Membership & Volunteer Chair (two-year term)
- Charlottetown Rep (two-year term)
- Western Rep (two-year term)
- Eastern Rep (one-year term)
- Central Rep (one-year term)
- Fundraising Chair (one-year term)
- Female Ombudsperson (two-year term)
- Male Ombudsperson (one-year term)
We hope that you will consider taking a more active role in the party by stepping forward for one of these important positions! See below for more information about Provincial Council, the Ombuds Committee, and the available roles.
In order to nominate yourself for any of these positions, please send the following information to [email protected] no later than February 21, 2020:
- Your name;
- The position you are nominating for;
- The names of at least five Green Party of PEI members who nominate you (not needed for Ombudsperson nominations);
- A short bio and a paragraph describing why you would like to be elected to the sought-after role;
- A photograph that can accompany your bio.
This information will be circulated to members at least 30 days prior to the next General Meeting. All party members in good standing, and who have been members for at least 30 days, will be eligible to vote in the Provincial Council elections either through online voting or in person at the General Meeting.
About Provincial Council
Provincial Council is the elected governing body of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island between General Meetings. Since becoming incorporated in early 2018, Provincial Councillors also serve as directors of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island Assoc. Inc. The Green Party of PEI maintains a Commercial General Liability policy to protect Councillors and other volunteers from liability issues that may arise in connection with party activities.
With the Green Party of PEI playing a key role in Island politics and lots to do in 2020, from launching a full-fledged grassroots policy development process to encouraging the formation of District Associations throughout the Island, this is an exciting time to get more involved, and we hope you'll put your name forward for one of these positions! Feel free to write to [email protected] for more information about the roles, or you can also write to any of the current Councillors to learn more about what the roles entail.
Provincial Council is responsible for:
- making decisions between General Meetings, including maintaining policies and processes that conform with the Constitution & Bylaws;
- implementing the actions required by the Constitution & Bylaws of the party;
- fulfilling the party’s legal obligations to Elections PEI;
- ensuring the health and vigour of the party, and its ability to fulfill its mission.
There are 10 elected, voting roles on Council: President and Vice President; Leader; Secretary-Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, Membership & Volunteering Chair; Western, Central, Eastern and Charlottetown Representatives.
There are also 3 appointed, non-voting roles on council: Deputy Leader; Executive Director; Official Agent.
Provincial Council meets in person regularly once per month, usually alternating locations geographically. Occasionally, when there is need for more urgent decisions, Council may have additional meetings in person or online.
Some Councillors may also serve as members in a standing or ad-hoc committee.
See who’s currently on Council at https://www.greenparty.pe.ca/council
About the Ombuds Committee
The Ombuds Committee consists of a Male and a Female Ombudsperson, elected to two-year terms that are normally up for election in alternating years.
The role of the Ombuds Committee is to receives complaints from members of the party regarding decisions made by units of the party (Provincial Council, Electoral District Associations, Caucuses, etc) which affect their rights as members, or concerns regarding party governance or conflicts within the party. The Committee may then investigate those complaints and make recommendations to the parties involved, Provincial Council and/or the membership at a General Meeting on how to resolve the conflict or subject of the complaint, as well as any changes that should be made to prevent similar problems in the future.
The Ombudspersons may also, of their own initiative, investigate a matter relating to the governance of the party and make recommendations to Provincial Council and/or the Members in General Meeting.
Learn more about the role of the Ombuds Committee in the GPPEI’s Constitution & Bylaws (Bylaw 6)