Annual General Meeting – December 5, 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the BC Métis Federation (BCMF) will be hosting its 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) online on December 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM PST. This approach allows the BCMF to meet the requirements set out in its bylaws as an association while keeping everyone safe and ensuring members are engaged.
Zoom Webinar Live Stream
The AGM will be hosted using the Zoom Webinar live streaming platform that will allow members to watch and listen to the AGM and ask questions via chat. All members will receive an email with the link to the Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, December 2. For the best experience, it is a good idea to make sure you have downloaded the Zoom application ahead of time. For more information visit the Zoom website: zoom.us/download
ElectionBuddy Live Voting
All voting during the AGM will be handled by the ElectionBuddy platform. ElectionBuddy is a secure online voting system. All BCMF members who are
eligible to vote will receive a link to the live voting page via email on Saturday, December 5 at noon, one hour before the AGM. It is important to note that all voting members must have their own device to be able to vote (laptop, tablet, smartphone)—members cannot share a device and still cast their votes.
Any member with concerns regarding the technology required for the Zoom
Webinar or ElectionBuddy voting are encouraged to email Support@BCMetis.com. A BCMF staff member will respond and provide assistance as needed.
The AGM will run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and will include:
- Review Meeting Minutes
- Review Annual Report
- Review Financial Statements
- Strategic Plan
- Indigenous Advisory Management Committee Project Update
- Board Elections
- 2020-2021 Progress Update
Board nominations have now closed.
One resolution has been received:
Special Resolution #1 submitted by George and Terry Goulet
WHEREAS on Manitoba’s Louis Riel Statutory Holiday on February 15, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a Statement stating in part:
A) Louis Riel was a champion of minority rights, a founder of Manitoba and a key contributor to Canadian Confederation;
B) Louis Riel made important sacrifices to defend the rights, the freedoms and the culture of the Metis People;
C) the ideals that Louis Riel fought for- ideals of inclusiveness and equality- are now the very same values on which we base our country’s identity
AND WHEREAS on November 16, 1885 after an unjust, unfair and illegal trial Louis Riel was convicted of High Treason under an inapplicable 534 year old statute of Great Britain, and executed
RESOLVED THAT the BC Metis Federation request the Federal Government of Canada
I) to reverse Louis Riel’s conviction for High Treason and declare without reservation that he is innocent of any crime or wrongdoing including High Treason and
ii) issue an apology to the Metis People of Canada for all wrongs inflicted on them, past and present, by the Federal Government of Canada.