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#CPC13 Day 3 - It's plenary time! (Part 1 - Constitutional resolutions)

Courtesy of the #CPC13 website, here's the priority list of constitutional amendments that were passed during Friday's workshop session, and are now set to be considered on the main convention floor during at this morning's plenary session, which is scheduled to run from 9-10:30 AM MT. 

Follow the liveblog for realtime results from the floor, or check back later today for an updated list of which ones made it through the floor vote.  

Note: For ease of reading, in some cases, I've provided a summary instead of the full text of the resolution. To read those resolutions in full, consult the official package.

C101 - Adding support for military to preamble text


Add new section 2.1.1 and renumber the remainder 2.1.15

A belief that Canada should continue its strong heritage of national defence, supporting a well-armed military, honouring those who serve, and promoting our history and traditions"

C102 Adding text on Canadian jurisdiction

Add new section 2.1.17 and renumber the remainder 2.1.17 A belief that Canadian Jurisdiction extends beyond the coastline to include the internationally recognized regions of the Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone (ETZ) and Continental Shelf;

C105 - "At the door" membership renewal

4.2.5 Any member whose membership has expired within the previous ninety (90) days of an event may participate in any event specified hereunder provided that the member pays the appropriate membership renewal fee "at the door" in the amount and in the manner specified by by law.

C106 - Permitting members to run for executive, delegate status in riding other than the one in which they live

C109 - Quorum for national council

Insert new 8.18 and renumber the rest 8.18 A quorum of National Council is a majority of National Council

C110 -Regular financial reports to delegates

Add new Section 9.9

9.9 A representative of the Conservative Fund Canada will provide a financial report to the delegates at each national convention and at that time be prepared to answer questions the delegates may have on it

C111 - Direct election of chair by National Policy Committee

C115 - Banning reintroduction of rejected constitutional amendments for the next 2 conventions

16.4 The National Constitution Committee shall not accept for consideration any constitutional amendments that deal with
subject matter that has been considered by but not adopted pursuant to the rules of section 16.1 of the Constitution in any of
the previous two (2) National Conventions

C116 - Amendment process

16.8 The National Constitution Committee shall send guidelines pertaining to the amendment of the party constitution to all EDAs. These guidelines shall be developed by the Committee and distributed through the Executive Director of the party, no later than 365 days before the next national convention

C120 - Clarifying membership rules re: age limit (14)

C138 - EDA trumps party in candidate appointment

4.4 The national party may not appoint a candidate in any electoral district unless the local EDA fails to do so.

C139 - Forcing emergency debates to workshop, not floor

16.4 In lieu of the prior notice provided for in Article 16.3 and subject to the rules and procedures for the national convention, a proposed amendment will be put to a vote at a national convention where constitutional amendments are being considered if it has the supporting signatures of delegates from at least one hundred (100) electoral district associations.
However, it must follow the same process as the other proposed amendments, i.e. be debated and adopted at the corresponding session before going to plenary.

C160 - Policy declaration update by caucus

3.7 After every 4thNational convention,the Parliamentary caucus of the party in cooperation with the National Policy Committee, will prepare an updated edition of the Policy Declaration for amendment at the next national convention, subject to the following directions:
13.7.1 The updated edition will be based on the existing Policy Declaration but will remove redundant items, spent items, and
items that are no longer at issue before Canadians.
The updated edition may not contradict specific decisions of the previous National Convention.
The updated edition will contain no more than 100 sections. This limitation does not prevent the members from adding sections at subsequent National Conventions.
.4 National Council will circulate the updated edition to all electoral district association presidents no later than eight months
before the National Convention at which it comes into force. If written notice of objection from more than 99 electoral district association presidents has been received by National Council within 30 days of the edition being distributed to the electoral district associations, it shall be deemed rejected and the existing Policy Declaration will be considered still in force

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