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2021-02: Repeal and Replacement of Bylaw 19: Discipline

Whereas, Bylaw 19, Discipline, places the Board in a position where it cannot effectively and efficiently carry out the provisions of this Section of the bylaws;

Therefore, be it resolved that Bylaw 19 be repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

19 Dispute Resolution

19.1 If a member has a dispute, the member is obligated to follow the procedures as outlined in the Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedures;

19.2 Based on the results of an inquiry as set out in the Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedures, the board shall have authority to reprimand, suspend or expel any member, Chapter, Division, or Affiliate from the Corporation on one or more of the following grounds:
a) violating any provision of the articles, by-laws, or written policies of the Corporation;
b) carrying out any conduct which may be detrimental to the Corporation as determined by the board in its sole discretion; or
c) for any other reason that the board in its sole and absolute discretion considers to be reasonable, having regard to the purpose of the Corporation;

19.3 Any decision to reprimand, suspend or expel a member, Chapter, Division or Affiliate takes effect immediately after the decision is made;

19.4 Any member, Chapter, Division or Affiliate may appeal their reprimand, suspension or expulsion as set out in the Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedures.

19.5 The Board of Directors is empowered to modify procedures if necessary to ensure that the provisions of this bylaw are administered reasonably and fairly. Modifications, however, must continue to ensure that Reasonable attempts will be made to resolve the issue, and that a majority of Board members must vote in favour of the proposed action.

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