From Green Party of PEI <[email protected]>
Subject The Future of PEI Food & Agriculture | Interim VP applications closing soon
Date August 12, 2020 10:00 PM
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Dear Friend,



We are very happy to re-launch our Dreaming Forward series of forums next Wednesday, August 19th with a forum on the future of PEI's Food & Agriculture systems with Green Agriculture Critic and District 5 MLA, Michele Beaton!



The pandemic has shone a light on the vulnerabilities of many of our systems, not least our agriculture and food systems. Islanders have already begun feeling the consequences of our reliance on imported food, on volatile and not-very-diverse export markets, and the role of imported labour in the food sector. We have seen increasing food insecurity as low-income Islanders experienced disruptions in income and services. PEI now has the urgency and opportunity to reimagine our agriculture and food systems as part of a resilient, sustainable and just future for our province.



What are your ideas?



Please register for this online forum, which will take place via Zoom videoconferencing, here:[link removed] <[link removed]>



Please note:We would love for you to participate in this forum even if your internet is not always up to snuff! You will have the option of dialling into the forum using a regular telephone as well.



About Dreaming Forward forums



Dreaming Forward is an initiative of the Green Party of PEI to engage Islanders in envisioning a better post-COVID future for PEI - one in which we don't merely return to default "normal" that wasn't working well to begin with for people and our environment. The forums are designed for a maximum of interactivity and sharing of ideas, using online break-out rooms to ensure that everyone has a chance to be heard. 



Interim Vice President applications closing soon!



Last month, we let members know that Provincial Council was accepting applications for the position of Interim Vice President. Council is planning on closing applications at the end of this week and encourages any other candidates who would like to be considered to write to [email protected] by the end of the day Friday, August 14th. Please include a copy of your CV or resume as well as a cover letter introducing yourself and your interest in joining Provincial Council. All applicants will also be invited to an online interview with the current Provincial Councillors, who are responsible for the interim appointment under GPPEI bylaws.



The term of the Interim Vice President appointment is until the next Annual General Meeting (planned for spring 2021). This is a good opportunity for anyone interested in a possible longer-term engagement on Provincial Council in the future. To be considered for this position, you must be a member in good standing of the Green Party of PEI. You may become a member for as little as $10 for an Annual Membership at [link removed].



The roles of the Vice President are to:



- To assist the President and Leader as required

- To think of the group as a whole, and be aware of the needs of individuals

- To maintain an awareness of both the internal climate of Council and external political landscape.

- To represent the values of the party

- To communicate & help implement the party’s vision, mission & direction.



Thank you!



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