Proposed Amendments to Ontario PC Party Constitution

September 15, 2018

The Ontario PC Party's next General Meeting has been scheduled for November 16 - 18, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Click this link https://convention.ontariopc.ca to visit the convention website.

Finally, the time has come to correct the culture of corruption that took hold of our Ontario PC Party.

It is up to us - PC Party members - to clarify what it means to be a member of our PC Party. And to clarify the role of the PC executive and the PC leader, under the PC constitution.

And we have to do it now.

We can't wait for the next General Meeting.

That's why I am proposing five constitutional amendments for consideration at the PC convention.

But in order to do so, I need 10 Ontario PC Party members from 5 different ridings to endorse them.

1. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENDORSEMENT FORM - Proposed Amendment - Article 18 of the Ontario PC Party Constitution Re Policy

Be it resolved that paragraph 18.1 be amended so that “once a year” be replaced with “every two years.”

Be it further resolved that paragraph 18.8 be added that reads, “Any part of the policy development process that involves an online web-based system shall be in addition to, and not in replacement of, the requirement to hold an in-person Policy Conference as outlined in paragraph 18.1."

2. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENDORSEMENT FORM - Proposed Amendment - Article 6 of the Ontario PC Party Constitution Re 45 Days Notice

Be it resolved that a new paragraph 6.8 of the same Constitution be added that states: “Each PC member eligible to vote in a candidate nomination convention shall be provided with a minimum of 45 days’ notice of the date of the candidate nomination convention.”

3. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENDORSEMENT FORM - Proposed Amendment - Article 25 of the Ontario PC Party Constitution Re Paper Ballot

Be it resolved that a new paragraph 25.12 of the same Constitution be added that states: “Each member of the Party shall have the right to a paper ballot in a leadership election.”

4. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENDORSEMENT FORM - Proposed Amendment - Article 7 of the Ontario PC Party Constitution Re Cash Memberships

Be it resolved that a new paragraph 7.5 of the same Constitution be added that states: “Payment of a membership shall be done by personal cheque or credit card which may include family members of the same household. Payment of a membership by cash, corporate cheque, or corporate credit card shall not be permitted.”

5. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENDORSEMENT FORM - Proposed Amendment - Article 6 of the Ontario PC Party Constitution Re Nominations

Be it resolved that paragraphs 6.2 and 6.3 be replaced with:

6.2 The Party executive will make rules and regulations governing nomination conventions to select local PC candidates provided that:

a. the rules and regulations governing nomination conventions shall be subject to this Constitution and shall be applied uniformly;

b. every PC candidate shall be selected through a candidate nomination convention which shall be open, public, and democratic;

c. such rules and regulations shall not allow for a PC candidate to be appointed by the Leader or any other method that is not consistent with this paragraph 6.2.