Open General and Special General Meetings to All PC Party Members

An amendment to secure the freedom of every Party Member to attend and vote in General and Special General Meetings of the PC Party of Ontario, regardless of where in the province they live, or the size of the Recognized Association of which they are a member.

Rationale

Currently participation at conventions is restricted to 16 delegates and 5 youth delegates from
each recognized association.

This change would end delegated meetings and allow for full and complete participation of all
Party Members at all conventions.

Current

ARTICLE 17 - DELEGATES TO SPECIAL GENERAL AND GENERAL MEETINGS

17.1 Despite paragraph 17.2, all delegates and alternate delegates to Special General and General meetings must be Party members in good standing.

17.2 Delegates to Special General and General meetings shall be the following:

(a) From Recognized Riding Associations that have complied with paragraphs 4.2 and 8.4 within two (2) years prior to the meeting, sixteen (16) delegates and eight (8) alternate delegates elected by the membership of each recognized Riding Association. An alternate delegate may vote in place of a delegate upon the presentation of a properly endorsed delegate identification certificate or upon certification by the Riding Association President or Secretary. Whenever possible, the delegates and alternates shall be equally divided between men and women. Association meetings for the election of delegates and alternate delegates shall be held after notice has been given in writing to the membership of the Riding Association at least fifteen (15) days before the meeting.

(b) Five (5) delegates and five (5) alternate delegates, under the age of thirty (30) years, democratically elected by the membership of each recognized riding youth association pursuant to paragraph 4.5, or if no such recognized riding youth association exists in an Electoral District, by the membership of the recognized Riding Association in that Electoral District. An alternate delegate may vote in the place of a delegate upon the presentation of a properly endorsed delegate identification certificate or upon certification by the President or Secretary of the Association that elected the alternate delegate. Whenever possible the five delegates shall include two (2) men and two (2) women and the five (5) alternates include two (2) men and two (2) women. A riding youth association meeting for the election of delegates and alternate delegates shall be held after notice has been given in writing to the membership of the riding youth association at least fifteen (15) days before the meeting, and whenever possible, shall be held immediately prior to the delegate selection meeting of the recognized Riding Association in the same Electoral District.

(c) Five (5) delegates and five (5) alternate delegates, democratically elected by the membership of each recognized campus association. An alternate delegate may vote in place of a delegate upon the presentation of a properly endorsed delegate identification certificate or upon certification by the President or Secretary of the Association that elected the alternate delegate. Wherever possible the five delegates shall include two (2) men and two (2) women and the five (5) alternates shall include two (2) men and two (2) women. A campus association meeting for the election of delegates and alternate delegates shall be held after notice has been given to the membership of the campus association at least fifteen (15) days before the meeting.

(d) The current and all former Leaders.

(e) All current and former members of Caucus.

(f) All Progressive Conservative candidates in the last Provincial election in Ontario, provided that if a candidate has been nominated to contest the next Provincial election in an Electoral District not represented by a Progressive Conservative member, such nominee shall be a delegate in place and stead of the candidate in the last Provincial election.

(g) All Conservative Party candidates in Ontario in the last Federal election, provided that if a candidate has been nominated to contest the next Federal election in an Electoral District not represented by a Conservative Party member, such nominee shall be a delegate in place and stead of the candidate in the last Federal election.

(h) Members of the Senate of Canada from Ontario representing the Conservative Party.

(i) The Executive.

(j) Ten (10) members of the executive of the recognized Women's Association.

(k) Ten (10) members of the executive of the recognized Campus Association.

(l) Ten (10) members of the executive of the recognized Youth Association.

(m) Four (4) delegates from each recognized Party club,

(n) Fifteen (15) members of the PCOF Board of Directors,

(o) The President of each recognized Riding Association,

(p) Past Presidents of the Party,

(q) Policy Advisory Council co-chairs.

17.3 No member of the Party may vote to select delegates to any general or special general meeting in more than one Recognized Association.

17.4 No member of the Party may be elected as a delegate from more than one Recognized Association.

Motion

The LFLA PC Ontario Association moves that Article 17 be removed and replaced with new Article 17, which will read:

ARTICLE 17 – ATTENDANCE AND VOTING TO SPECIAL GENERAL AND GENERAL MEETINGS

17.1 All voting participants to General and Special General Meetings must be Party members in good standing.

17.2 No member of the Party may vote at any General or Special General Meeting as a representative of more than one Recognized Association.

17.3 The Party Executive shall make rules governing the attendance of non-voting and nonmember attendees to General and Special General Meetings, and make rules governing the access granted to such non-voting and non-member attendees to various activities at any General or Special General Meetings

And that all Articles and sections of the Constitution that reference delegates or delegated meetings be amended to reflect this change, including, but not limited to: 4.5; 5.1 e, f, and g; 9.2 e; 14.3; 15.4; 18.6; 20.3 e; 24.1; and 29.5

And that these changes come into effect immediately upon ratification at this Convention.

Who's signing

Robert Elliott
Bill Davies
Norm Nopper
Rob Gilmour
Gloria  M. Foster
Dennis Linkiewich
Wendy Stewart
Jim Boldt
Marsha Cooper
Joshua Whyte
Angela Bittle
Norma Ford
Ron Higgins
Kim Vaters
Randy Hillier
Shane Peters
James Finan
Byron Morris
Byron & Val Morris
Conrad Perl
Bill King
Nicholas Drakich
Jack Inoff
49 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 100 signatures

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  • Robert Elliott
    Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
  • Bill Davies
    Lambton Kent
  • Norm Nopper
    Markham-Unionville
  • Rob Gilmour
    Trinity Spadina
  • Gloria  M. Foster
    Do you support open conventions? If so sign your name and help broaden particpation for all members #PCPO #onpoli
  • Gloria  M. Foster
    Progressive Conservative Brockville, Ontario Gloria M. Foster
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    Delwood
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    St.Paul’s
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  • Jim Boldt
    LANARK FRONTENAC
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    Lanark frontenac lennox addington
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  • Randy Hillier
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    LFLA
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    LLFA
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    LFLA
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    Hamilton Centre
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    LFLA
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    LANARKFRONTENACLENNOX & ADDINGTON
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