Motions 2021

Members of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island were called to submit motions to be considered at our online Annual General Meeting on April 24, 2021, and for our Fall Convention on October 2, 2021 (see further below for information on the process). The deadline to submit the first draft of motions for the April 24th AGM was March 18th, 2021.

The following motions have been submitted and meet the requirements to proceed to discussion and a vote by Members at the Annual General Meeting on April 24th, 2021:

Policy Motions

 

Constitution and Bylaw Amendment Motions (the following motions would amend parts of the GPPEI Constitution and Bylaws)

 

Join the discussion on these motions!

While the motions are in their final wording for now, you can still participate in discussion about the motions with other members in order to better understand them, or to discuss the potential for amendments at the AGM.

Sign up on our Loomio account to participate in the discussion threads for each motion (this is something new we're trying out for the first time!).

 

 

About the motions submission process

The Motions Submission Process is open to Green Party of PEI Members on an ongoing basis. After the April 24th AGM, the next planned General Meeting will be a policy convention on October 2nd. Members with policy ideas are encouraged to contact the Motions committee at [email protected] with their ideas, for assistance in turning your idea into policy that can be adopted by the Green Party membership.

 

There are three types of motions that may be considered at a General Meeting or Convention:

  • Policy motions - motions that articulate what the Green Party supports and will work towards;
  • Governance motions - motions to amend the Constitution or Bylaws of the Green Party of PEI;
  • Directives - motions that direct Provincial Council to take a particular action.

 

Policy motions: 

  1. Review the Members' Guide to Policy Motions to find out how to draft a good policy motion and how to get started. If you have an idea for a motion, you are encouraged to reach out to the Motions Submission Committee as early as possible by writing to [email protected]. They will be able to provide guidance and may be able to connect you with a volunteer Policy Helper or with other members sharing your interests.
  2. Download a copy of the Motion Submission Form to fill out (click here to make a copy in Google Docs, or here to download a Word file).
  3. Email the first draft of your motion to [email protected]. Your first draft doesn't have to be perfect - the Motion Submission Committee will provide feedback, and create opportunities for member feedback, to help strengthen and improve your final motion. Even if you want to aim to bring a motion to the Fall Convention instead, we recommend getting started sooner rather than later to allow plenty of time for you motion to come together with rich feedback from other members.

 

Governance motions and Directives:

  1. You can find a copy of the GPPEI Constitution and Bylaws here. For any proposed new or amended bylaws or constitutional articles, be very specific about what you want to change, and check to see if the changes you are proposing will require amendments to other parts of of the Constitution & Bylaws, too.
  2. Ensure that your Directive motion is consistent with the Constitution & Bylaws.
  3. Download a copy of the Motion Submission Form to fill out (click here to make a copy in Google Docs, or here to download a Word file).
  4. Email the first draft of your motion to [email protected]ens.ca. Your first draft doesn't have to be perfect - the Motion Submission Committee will provide feedback, and create opportunities for member feedback, to help strengthen and improve your final motion.