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Feedback wanted- Proposed Bylaw Amendments

As part of ACSLPA’s work to serve our members and the public, efforts to streamline our bylaws are ongoing. As per Bylaws 17.2, ACSLPA Council is seeking member feedback on the following proposed bylaw amendments.

Council will consider member feedback, modify the bylaw changes as needed based on the feedback, and then approve the revised bylaws if it is appropriate to do so. We encourage you to review the condensed proposed changes to both Bylaws below or visit the links at the end to view the complete proposed changes.

Please provide your feedback on the form below by May 25, 2018.



Bylaw 9.15 - Term of Office
To provide for better governance of the College and succession planning of Council members, changes are being proposed to the Term of Office section of the ACSLPA Bylaws.

Proposed Bylaw Change

  • It is recommended the term of office for members of council be set at three years, with a limit of two consecutive terms.
  • It is recommended that transitional provisions be added to the bylaws to address sitting members of council who were elected under the current rules.
  • It is recommended that a provision be added that would allow a person to be appointed to council, without regard for the limit on consecutive terms, in the event that a shortage of council members can only be resolved by having a member continue on Council.

Effect of the Proposed Bylaw Change

  • This change should allow for a better balance between experience and new perspectives on Council and allow for more effective succession planning.

For complete report on the proposed changes, please click here.



Bylaw 9.16 - Vacancy
To address issues that may arise from proposed longer council member terms of office, these changes are being proposed to the Vacancy section of the ACSLPA Bylaws to provide for better continuity of the Council and improved succession management.

Proposed Bylaw Change 

  • It is recommended that provisions be added to deal with short-term vacancies, in which the impacts and options to address the vacancy are both limited due to the small duration. These provisions should allow for flexibility and speed of decision-making.
  • It is recommended that provisions be added to deal with longer-term vacancies, in which the impacts and options to address the vacancy are broader due to the longer duration. These provisions should allow for due process to take its course.

Effect of the Proposed Bylaw Change

  • This change should allow for better continuity for the Council and succession management should a vacancy arise due to longer council member terms.

For complete report on the proposed changes, please click here.



To provide feedback, please complete the form below.