How can we call the Conservatives crooked when we can't even abide by our own rules. Its current Management Committee has violated its own Constitution by not calling a timely AGM. Not just once either. They've done it twice. In fact, dear friends, over the last 5 years we've only had 2 AGMs. It puts a whole new definition to Annual General Meeting doesn't it?
They've ignored term limits of officers. And, now, they've allowed an acclamation of a Regional President of a region that nobody knew was up for election because the current President just became the newly acclaimed VP of Communication. Yes, Jason Cherniak, the great communicator. To be fair to Jason though, nobody heard from the outgoing VP communication since her election in 2006. That's right, I said 2006. Six years later her position was up for election.
Here's what the notice of AGM says. Yes, I've copied it in case it disappears from the LPC(O) website. Can you tell me where it says the Central Region is up for re-election? Anyone? It doesn't. Yet there's an acclamation onto the Management Committee. What a crock.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
In accordance with the LPC(O) Constitution, Article VII, Section 9, the following positions shall be elected for a two year term at the 2012 LPC(O) Annual General Meeting:
Executive Vice President
Vice- President Communications
The following positions shall be elected for a one year term at the 2012 LPC(O) Annual General Meeting:
18 Area Directors (3 per region)
Nominations must be received at the LPC(O) office, by mail or in person to: 10 St. Mary Street, Suite 205, Toronto, ON M4Y 1P9 or by FAX (416) 921 – 3880 or by email to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. , Wednesday April 4 th , 2012. For Further Information, please contact the delegation Secretary Judi Longfield. Executive Director (416) 921 2844 ext. 301 email: firstname.lastname@example.org