Section 14 – Executive Committee
(18) Responsibilities, Powers and Jurisdictions of Executive
a) Party Leader
The Party Leader is has the responsibility to exercise all authority of a Party Leader under the Election Act, 1996 and any other applicable legislation. The Party Leader is directly elected by Party Members during Party Leadership Elections.
b) Party President
The Party President is the chair of the Executive Committee for both voting and non-voting offices as well as for all Party Commissions and committees. The responsibilities of the Party President are presiding over every meeting of the Executive Committee in person with the exception of personal illness. As well as generally overseeing Party affairs and conducting proper administration of the Party. This is a voting office.
c) Party Vice-President
The duty of the Party Vice-President is to assist the Party President in accurately and properly executing their tasks, roles and responsibilities; whereby the jurisdiction and extent of designated areas of assistance is at the discretion of the Party President. This is a voting office.
d) Financial Agent
The Financial Agent is the most authoritative financial office in the Party. The Financial Agent is responsible for having a very detailed understanding of the entire financial and monetary situation for the whole Party. They’re also responsible for the general financial and monetary planning of the Party as well as the distribution of funds for the various expenses of the Party based on fiscal, financial and monetary data and projections. This is a voting office.
e) Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the collection, supervision and organization of any incoming money or donations to the Party from various sources. Their other duties include assisting the Financial Agent in properly and accurately executing their tasks, roles and responsibilities; whereby the jurisdiction and extent of designated areas of assistance is at the discretion of the Financial Agent. This is a voting office.
f) Chief Policy Officer (CPO)
The responsibilities of the Chief Policy Officer are to properly and accurately communicate the Party policies, platforms and ideas to the general public as well as Party members. Other duties include advising the Executive Committee on changing, eliminating or developing new Party policies, platforms and ideas. This is a voting office.
g) Chief Recruitment Officer (CRO)
The Chief Recruitment Officer is responsible for actively encouraging and accommodating qualifying individuals to freely and independently apply for membership in the Party. Other duties include finding new and improving old methods of encouraging application and membership in the Party. This is a voting office.
h) Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
The Chief Legal Officer is responsible for ensuring all decisions, policies and actions executed by the Party, Executive Committee and Party Leader aren’t in conflict with any Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal laws, by-laws and regulations. This is a non-voting office.
i) Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
The responsibilities of the Chief Communications Officer is to actively engage with Party members and the public in regard to the general perception of the Party from all demographics, political loyalties and ideologies. The CCO also formulates strategies to shape the public perception of the Party to be brought before the Executive Committee. This is a non-voting
j) Chief Members Officer (CMO)
The role of the Chief Members Officer is to accurately understand the needs and concerns of Party members as well as keep organized and accessible records of all members who actively work for the Party, paid or otherwise. This office is directly elected by Party members as a representative on the Executive Committee. This is a voting office.
k) Chief Auditing Officer (CAO)
Whether detailed or brief, all Executive Officers must seek and receive the advice of at least half of the other Officers of the Executive Committee in regard to making an individual decision within the jurisdiction of the occupied office before the decision is finalized. All other decisions made by Executive Officers are done collectively during meetings of the Executive Committee. This is a non-voting office.
Section 15 – Party Leader
(19) Responsibilities of the Party Leader
a) The Leader of the Party is elected by the Party members throughout the Province. The roles of the Party Leader are:
- To accurately represent the Party, its members and its policies as the head of the Party.
- To exercise all authority as the Party leader under the BC Election Act, 1996 and any other applicable legislation.
- To speak for the Party and promote its policies and platform in a public setting.
- To follow the Party policies, platform and Constitution.
- To follow Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal regulations, laws and by-laws as the Party Leader.
- To attend and vote at every meeting of the Executive Committee with the exception of personal illness.
- To seek and receive consultation from the Executive Committee when campaigning for Provincial elections or by-elections.
- To participate in the elimination, adjustment or development of policies and the Party platform.
- To attract new membership into the Party.