Cameron Wigmore, Green Party Member: GPC Convention 2006

May 8, 2006

GPC Convention 2006

The Green Party of Canada 2006 National Convention will be taking place August 24 to 27, 2006 at the Ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the event for Party members, combining a policy convention and biennial general meeting. At the convention we will:

  • Debate and vote on policy resolutions for ratification by the membership

  • Elect the Leader of the Party

  • Elect the governing Council of the Party

  • Hold a general meeting of the membership (selection of shadow advocates, Ombuds committee, various resolutions, etc.)

I'll be working with the financial agent of the Crowfoot Federal Green Party Association to raise funds so that I will be able to attend the convention. An EDA (Electoral District Association) can pay part or all of a member’s costs of attending the convention. This can include part or all of registration, travel, and accommodation. EDAs can fundraise and take donations to be used to sponsor members to attend.

I am running for the position of Alberta Provincial Representative for federal council. The election will take place during the convention. The provincial representative responsibilities include representing the views of all Green political organizations in the province and participating in the decision making required to conduct the business of the party.

To ensure that our platform truly represents the party I will promote policy development through tools such as the living platform, and I will ensure that channels are open for all members to voice their thoughts.

The Greens will be the first choice of enough Canadians to make our platform a reality.

By improving media relations and increasing coverage through staying active with newsworthy endeavors in our communities and through the use of television spots we will ensure that every Canadian understands who we are, what we stand for and what we can do for our country.

More to come soon!

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