2005.1 Be it
resolved that the Constitution of the New Green Alliance be changed
that the official name of the party will
be the “Green
Party of Saskatchewan”.
2005.2. Be it resolved that
Section 2 - Provincial Bylaws, Article 8 Provincial Executive Officers,
point 4 which states:
“ The order of election shall be as follows:
Treasurer/Chief Official Agent”
Be amended to read the following:
The order of election shall be as follows:
- To be responsible as the external/public voice of the Green Party of Saskatchewan
- To respond in a timely fashion, contact requests from the public, media,
and organizations primarily based in Saskatchewan.
- To ensure that the passed resolutions of the Green Party of Saskatchewan
are effectively communicated to the public.
- To be responsible for the internal/member voice and
direction of the Green Party of Saskatchewan
- To ENSURE Executive, Annual, and Special Meetings of
the Green Party of Saskatchewan ARE PROPERLY CONSTITUTED AND CALLED WHEN NECESSARY.
- To support the President in his/her duties
- To be the acting President when the President is unable to fulfill
his/her duties for a short period of time between the Annual General
- To record minutes of each Executive, Annual, and Special Meeting
of the Green Party of Saskatchewan.
Treasurer/Chief Official Agent
- To be responsible for the Provincial Accounts of the Green Party
- To be the main contact of the Green Party of Saskatchewan with
- To ensure the Green Party of Saskatchewan fulfills it's obligations
as set out in the Saskatchewan Elections Act.
The Provincial Executive Officers shall:
- Act pro-actively to ensure the orderly functioning of the party within the
framework and spirit of the Constitution of the Green Party of Saskatchewan,
- Ensure that all functionary positions are filled, - Ensure that all functionary
responsibilities are undertaken in a timely and expeditious manner Engage in
long term planning.
- Ensure all passed resolutions of theGreen Party of Saskatchewan are acted
upon in a timely and expedient manner.
- Be the voice of the general membership in-between annual general meetings.
Be it resolved that in the case where a donation is for a candidates
deposit to allow that person to run for the GPS in a provincial
election, that s/he will receive the full 100% of the donation
back. The provincial party will not subtract the 12% in the situation
of it being for a candidate’s deposit .
Resolutions Passed at Convention 2005
it Resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan government, in co-operation
governments, will promote “treaty education” at
all levels of our formal education system as well as through public
it Resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan government, as a first
a better democratic participation in our decision-making
process, will lower the legal age for voting in municipal and school
board elections to 16 years.
2005.6. Be it Resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan government enact
legislation to lower the voting age in Saskatchewan to 16 years
it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan supports those farmers,
and organizations which are advancing an alternative
beef industry system for Canada:
(1) Breaking dependence on the U.S. market by stressing the Canadian
market and the overseas export market;
(2) Creating a series of locally owned and controlled meat packing
plant across Canada;
(3) Full testing of animals and the creation of local brands for
(4) Move to more natural methods of meat production, without use
of hormones and antibiotics to artificially promote growth;
(5) A move towards family farm production instead of intensive
(6) Prepare for the oil peak by moving to local production, processing
2005.8. Be it resolved, that the Green Party of Saskatchewan supports the
campaign by the National Farmers Union and others to guarantee
in legislation the inalienable rights of farmers and other Canadians
to save, reuse, select, exchange, and sell seeds.
2005.9. Be it resolved that a Green Party of Saskatchewan Government would
support the achievement of the goals of the Food Charter Movement
Saskatchewan by actively encouraging and supporting community-based
groups or individuals who are working to provide retail access
to affordable, safe and nutritious food in urban and rural areas
not effectively served by the current food retail system.
Be it further resolved that if community groups or private individuals
or companies are unable or unwilling to provide this appropriate
and affordable food access, that a food retail system be undertaken
by the Government of Saskatchewan similar to the system of Government
run liquor sales outlets, to meet the basic nutrition access needs
of all Saskatchewan citizens.
2005.10. Be it resolved that the GPS support non-smoking workplaces
including aboriginal ones.
it resolved that the GPS support the re-establishment of the
position which was abolished by the Romanow/Calvert
it resolved that the GPS supports the elimination of the annual
provincial subsidy spent by the Romanow/Calvert
government on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Food such as
GMO wheat and,
Be it further resolved that the GPS supports research development
of Saskatchewan organic agriculture
it resolved that the GPS would re-establish the provincial public
library for public education on health issues.5
it resolved that the GPS provide insulin to diabetics at $2.00
also provide free chemical strips and swabs.
it resolved that the GPS support removal of all VLTs (Video Lottery
from Saskatchewan due to the health issues they
it resolved that the GPS would ban all cigarette sales in any
it resolved that the GPS supports: immediately raising the minimum
condemning the 0-1-1% public wage
controls and supports free collective bargaining instead, implementation
of anti-scab legislation like in BC and Quebec, remove the minimum "hours
required" to get pro-rated benefits as stated in the Labour
it Resolved that the GPS will develop and implement legislation
a mandatory environmental deposit of 25 cents on every
new plastic bag distributed in Saskatchewan. The funds generated
by this deposit will be used to develop plastic bag reduction,
collection, re-use, and recycling information, services, and programs
across the province.
The members at the September 24 Meeting of members at Craik Eco
Centre passed the following:
Be it resolved that the Green Party of Saskatchewan
and the Saskatchewan division of the Green Party of Canada,
at the EcoCentre at Craik, Saskatchewan, on September 24, 2005,
the International Day of Protest against the war in Iraq:
(1) Declares our support for and commitment to the establishment of a demilitarized
society based on mutual co-operation and non-violent conflict resolution amongst
all people and nations, and
(2) reaffirms our support for the United Nations as the only legitimate structure
to intervene in national and international conflicts; and
(3) calls on the government of Canada to withdraw all support for the U.S. and
British-led invasion of Iraq.
Fall .2 Be
it resolved that
[a] A committee be selected to draft and circulate a statement of concern that
Saskatchewan Greens have about the policy direction and the mode of operation
of the GPC under its present leadership. The draft statement will be prepared
by October 1, 2005.
[b] The draft statement will be circulated around the Saskatchewan Green networks
and posted on the GPS web site for one month, until the end of October 31, 2005.
All members are encouraged to make their views known on this draft statement.
At the end of October the executive of the GPS will review the draft and the
comments and come up with a consensus position.
[c] In early November the GPS will send this statement to the GPC, other provincial
Green groups, members of the GPC and the GPS, and the mass media. This statement
will be signed by the members of the executive of both the GPS and the GPC Sask
committee, chosen by volunteer: Neil Sinclair, Dave Greenfield,
Victor Lau and Jack Warnock.