Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Secretary

The position of Secretary has recently become vacant. On behalf of the Executive Council and all members, please join us in thanking Ryan Singh for his many years of service and dedication to our Party.

The OLP Constitution requires the remaining members of Executive Council to appoint a new Secretary. Applications to fill this position are currently being accepted for a period of three weeks.

Any member of the Party who wishes to be considered to fill the vacancy must provide a notice of their candidacy to secretary@ontarioliberal.ca by October 12, 2020. Please note you must be a member in good standing.

Notices received by October 12 will be considered, however the Executive Council is not limited to the consideration only of notices so received, and may, in its discretion, appoint any member in good standing of the Ontario Liberal Party to fill this office.

Duties of the secretary include:

  • The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of Executive Council, Provincial Council, Annual General Meetings and of the members of the Ontario Liberal Party. 
  • The Secretary is responsible for preparing and circulating notices of meetings and minutes of meetings of Executive Council, Provincial Council and of the members of the Ontario Liberal Party. 
  • The Secretary shall prepare and maintain a list of the members of the Ontario Liberal Party. 
  • The Secretary shall perform all other duties incident to his or her office and other duties that are properly required of him or her from time to time by the Executive Council:
    • review and give preliminary approval to the annual budget of the Ontario Liberal Party in each year; 
    • facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information to members and Affiliated Associations as appropriate; 
    • annually consider the request for recognition of Ontario Young Liberal Clubs, based on a report prepared by the Ontario Young Liberals of those Clubs that have complied with the constitution of the Ontario Young Liberals and have been approved by resolution of the Executive of the Ontario Young Liberals; 
    • annually consider the request for recognition of Women’s Liberal Clubs, based on a report prepared by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission of those Clubs that have complied with the constitution of the Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission and have been approved by resolution of the Executive of the Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission. The Executive Council shall ensure that no electoral district has more than one club recognized as an Electoral District Women’s Liberal Club and no Region has more than five (5) clubs recognized as Area Women’s Liberal Clubs; 
    • determine the Rules of Procedure, forms and scripts for use in any affair or process of the Ontario Liberal Party or an Affiliated Association other than for the Nomination of Liberal Candidates under section 11 of this Constitution; 
    • determine rules regarding the membership fees payable by members to the Ontario Liberal Party or to an Affiliated Association, including minimum, maximum, or fixed fees; 
    • determine rules regarding the adoption and administration of multiple year memberships; 
    • designate one meeting of Provincial Council in each year as the Ontario Liberal Party Annual Policy Development Conference; 
    • appoint the Executive Director of the Ontario Liberal Party; and, 
    • maintain a Code of Conduct for the Ontario Liberal Party, addressing the conduct of all members of the Executive Council, Provincial Council, other party officials, staff, Affiliated Associations and their members and volunteers. The Code of Conduct shall be subject to annual review by the Executive Council and a report on the outcome of such review, including any proposed amendments, shall be presented to the Provincial Council for consideration, and amendment and ratification at its first meeting convened more than two months after the adjournment of each Annual Meeting. The Code of Conduct, as amended from time to time, shall be published on the Ontario Liberal Party website.

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