Twenty-eight people came out to the beautiful Craik Eco-Centre on Saturday, 27 April, to participate in the Green Party of Saskatchewan’s 2013 Annual Convention. Over half that many again sent mail-in ballots to vote for the new Executive and to vote on the forty resolutions submitted to Convention this year. The mood at Convention was overwhelmingly positive, with marked enthusiasm for the Party’s gathering momentum. (Click Read more for details.)
A package was mailed “to everyone who is a member in good standing of the Party, or has had their membership lapse within the last year” (Bylaw 10.9), on Saturday 16 March, containing information on candidates for Executive office, information on resolutions submitted, and secret ballots for mail-in voting.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a package, if yours does not arrive in a few days, or if you did not qualify at the time but have since [re-]joined the Party, or wish to do so. Completed ballots need to be received at the GPS office by April 23, unless they are turned in at Convention.
Please consider donating to help ensure we can afford to have fair voting within the party, as well as to help us with future initiatives. Donations are typically eligible for a 75% Saskatchewan tax credit, meaning that a donation of $100 only costs $25.
Annual Convention 2013 will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9am to 5pm, at the Craik Eco-Centre. All members in good standing are invited to submit resolutions and to nominate candidates for executive office. Please see details below regarding procedures and timeline.
Resolutions passed at this year’s Annual Convention included a change in the Leader's term of office from two years to four. This move is intended to provide a more appropriate level of continuity, and strengthen the Party's public image. Because the Executive elections took place under the old bylaws, the four-year term will only take effect at the next leadership election
In another significant change, the 3-year limit on any individual’s continuous years of service on the Executive was removed from the Constitution.