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LPCBC Party Executive

What is the role of the Party Executive?
The Party Executive if responsible to promote the objectives of the Party while managing the affairs and finances of the Party. The Party Executive is responsible to make administrative decisions and develop administrative plans for the approval of the BC Federal Liberal Council (BCFLC). The Party Executive is also responsible to ensure that there is a functional EDA Executive in each EDA. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Executive, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 28.

What are the Table Officer Positions of the Party Executive?
Each biennial general convention of the party is responsible to elect the table officers of the Party Executive, consisting of a Party President, a Party Vice-President, a Party Secretary, a Party Communications Chair, a Party Finance Chair, a Party Membership Chair, a Party Organization Chair, a Party Policy Chair and a Party Nominations Chair.

What is the role of the Party President?
The Party President presides over meetings of the Party Executive and at conventions of the Party, and is responsible for the affairs and administration of the Party.. The Party President is the BC representative on the National Board of Directors, and ensures that the potential candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) for election to Parliament are advised of the legal requirements for candidacy. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party President, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.1.

What is the role of the Party Vice-President?
The Party Vice-President assists the Party President as required, and assumes the duties of the Party President in the Party President’s absence or is there is a vacancy in the office of Party President. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Vice-President, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.2.

What is the role of the Party Secretary?
The Party Secretary is responsible to keep a record of all proceedings of the meetings of the Party Executive, the BC Federal Liberal Council, the Convention Committee and the Party. The Party Secretary is also responsible to keep a register of all EDA General Meetings. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Secretary, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.3.

What is the role of the Party Communication Chair?
The Party Communications Chair is responsible to chair the Party Communications Committee, for the publication of the party newsletter, all Table Officer and committee reports before the biennial general convention of the Party. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Communications Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.5.

What is the role of the Party Finance Chair?
The Party Finance Chair is responsible to chair the Party Finance and Fundraising Committee, and encourage and organize Party and EDA fundraising activities. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Finance Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.6.

What is the role of the Party Membership Chair?
The Party Membership Chair is responsible to chair the Party Membership Committee, and conduct drives for new members and membership renewals. The Party Membership Chair is also responsible to keep a register of all members of the Party, keep a register of all EDA Executives, and require current membership list from all Commissions. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Membership Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.7.

What is the role of the Party Organization Chair?
The Party Organization Chair is responsible to chair the Party Organizations Committee, and conduct sessions on the electoral district association organization and election readiness. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Organization Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.8.

What is the role of the Party Policy Chair?
The Party Policy Chair is responsible to chair the Party Policy Committee and to coordinate the development of policy. The Party Policy Chair is responsible to record the results of all policy workshops, plenary sessions at the biennial policy conference of the Party and special policy conferences and report policy resolutions to the Party Executive before the biennial policy conference of the Party. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Policy Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.8.

What is the role of the Party Nominations Chair?
The Party Nominations Chair is answerable only to the biennial general convention of the Party, and is responsible to chair the Party Nominations Committee and conduct the election of Table Officers at the biennial general convention. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Nominations Chair, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.8.

What are the additional voting positions of the Party Executive?
The immediate past President of the Party remains a voting member of the Party Executive. The Party Executive is responsible to appoint a Party Treasurer. Each of the four Commissions are responsible for appointing one representative. The Chair of the BCFLC is also a voting member of the Party Executive. For more information on the additional voting positions of the Party Executive, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 27.1.b.

What is the role of the Past Party President?
The Party Past President is responsible to aid the Party Executive as requested.

What is the role of the Party Treasurer?
The Party Treasurer is a member of every Convention Committee, and is responsible to ensure prudent financial administration of the Party. The Party Treasurer is to present audited financial statements to the biennial general convention, and present a budget the the Party Executive in December of each year. For more information on the responsibilities and powers of the Party Treasurer, please refer to the LPCBC Constitution, Section 30.4.

What are the roles of the Commission Representatives?
The Representatives of each commission are responsible to represent the interests of their commission on the Party Executive, and represent the interests of the Party Executive to their commissions.

What are the non-voting positions of the Party Executive?
The Leader’s Representative, the Party Constitutional Advisor, Members of the Party who are members of the National Board of Directors of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) and Members of the Party who are voting members of the national executive of any commission of the LPC.

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