Standing Committees

The Executive Board of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is currently seeking expressions of interest for the Party’s Standing Committees.

These committees include:

  • Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs
  • Standing Committee on Policy and Research
  • Standing Committee on Membership, Party Structure, and Organization
  • Standing Committee on Communications and Public Relations
  • Standing Committee on Finance

Pursuant to the By-laws of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, Article VII – Committees:

1. There may be established by the Executive Board Standing Committees, including:

                (a) Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs.

                (b) Standing Committee on Policy and Research.

                (c) Standing Committee on Membership, Party Structure and Organization.

                (d) Standing Committee on Communications and Public Relations.

                (e) Standing Committee on Finance.

2. Each Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary who shall be appointed by the Executive Committee subject to ratification by the Executive Board.

3.Each Standing Committee may appoint up to six (6) additional members, one (1) of whom shall be a Youth sixteen (16) years of age or older, if nominated by the Commission of Young Liberals and one (1) of whom shall be a woman if nominated by the Women’s Liberal Commission.

4. Each Standing Committee shall meet at the Call of the Chair or upon written request to the Chair or the Vice-Chair of at least two (2) members thereof, or upon the request from the Executive Board.

5. At least three (3) days’ notice of a meeting of a Standing Committee shall be given by the Secretary of that Committee to each member of that Committee.

6. Each Standing Committee shall meet at least once a year.

7. Each Standing Committee shall present an Annual Report to the Executive Board and to the Convention of the Party.

8. The Executive Board may from time to time establish Ad hoc Committees for specific purposes with such powers and duties as the Board may determine. The Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of such Committees shall be appointed by the Executive Committee subject to ratification of the Executive Board.

The roles and responsibilities of executive positions include:

  1. The Chair shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

(a) Call the meetings of the Standing Committee and Chair those meetings;

(b) Work in collaboration with the Standing Committee to create a mandate for the Standing Committee; and

(c) Work with the Executive Committee of the Liberal Party of NL to make sure mandate is in line with the direction of the Executive Board.

  • The Vice – Chair shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

                (a) Assist the Chair as required;

(b) Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Chair in the Chairs absence,  and in the event of the Chair’s resignation, expulsion or demise, assume the role of Chair for the lesser of the balance of the term thereof, or until the next Convention of the party; and

(c) Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chair of the Standing Committee.

  • The Secretary shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

(a) Keep a record of all proceedings of the meetings of the Standing Committee;

(b) Make available for viewing by the Standing Committee minutes of all such meetings within fifteen (15) days of such meeting(s); and

(c) Be responsible for the records and correspondence of the Standing Committee and carry out such other duties as the Chair may from time to time direct.

Below is a brief description of the Standing Committees.

Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Legal Affairs will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and responsibilities of the Constitution and By – Laws of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Standing Committee will also be responsible for the oversight of any submissions of changes to the Constitution and By – Laws during an Annual General Meeting.

Standing Committee on Policy and Research

The Standing Committee on Policy and Research will be responsible for bringing forward any policy ideas and suggestions to the Executive Board of the Liberal Party of NL.

The Standing Committee will also be responsible for reviewing past submissions of policy to the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador and to provide an update to the Executive Board on policies that have been implemented thus far.

The Standing Committee will also review any policy submissions to the Liberal Party of NL during an Annual General Meeting.

Standing Committee on Communications and Public Relations

The Standing Committee on Communications and Public Relations will be responsible for developing a Communications plan that will be implemented through the Liberal Party office.

The Standing Committee will also review best practices for social media to improve the presence of the Liberal Party of NL on social media.

The Standing Committee will work collaboratively with the Executive Committee to find best practices to connect with the Membership on a yearly basis.

Standing Committee on Finance

 The Standing Committee on Finance will be chaired by the sitting Treasurer of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Standing Committee will work with the Treasurer and develop a fundraising strategy to present to the Executive Board for the Liberal Party of NL.

The Standing Committee will be responsible to work with the treasurer on best practices for the annual budget for the Liberal Party of NL.

Standing Committee on Membership, Party Structure and Organization

The Standing Committee on Membership, Party Structure and Organization will be responsible for the development of a Membership retention strategy for the Liberal Party of NL.

The Standing Committee will review the Constitution and By-Laws and give recommendations to the Executive Board on the positions currently held with the Liberal Party of NL. They will examine if additional or less positions will be used by the Liberal Party of NL.

The Standing Committee will be responsible for volunteer engagement on a yearly basis with the Liberal Party of NL to maintain a volunteer base for our Elections.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Michael King: (709) 754-1813 or michael@nlliberals.ca