Senate Legislative Clerks’ Group PIPSC – AGM

Date: The members of the Senate Legislative Clerks Group of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada met November 13, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Location: Room 1001, Chambers Building.

In attendance: 
Mark Palmer, President, presided the AGM.
Mireille Aubé, Emily Barrette, Céline Éthier, Maxime Fortin, Lynn Gordon, François Michaud, Josée Thérien, Mark Palmer, Kevin Pittman, Max Hollins, Ferda Simpson, Angus Wilson, Stéphane Doré, Keli Hogan, Gaëtane Lemay, Joëlle Nadeau, Stéphanie Pépin, Pierre Ouellet (representing PIPSC)

Agenda item 1: Call to Order by the President

Agenda item 2: Declaration of proxies

The President received 0 proxies

Agenda item 3: Adoption of the agenda

It was agreed to adopt the agenda

Agenda item 4: Adoption of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting

The minutes were approved unanimously.

Agenda item 5: Business arising from the Minutes


Agenda item 6: Report from the President

The President made a statement

Agenda item 7: Election of a Treasurer-Secretary

Céline nominated Emily. There were no other nominations. Emily accepted the position.

Agenda item 8: Financial Report

No Financial Report was tabled since there were no expenses.

Agenda item 9: New Business

Pierre discussed the possibility of organizing another training for new and existing executive members

Pierre explained that the classification review was completed by PIPSC and explained the outcome

Pierre provided an update on the status of the approval of the Senate’s new proposed by-laws. The PIPSC by-law committee is meeting next week to review the by-laws, and the by-laws will then need to be approved by the Board of Directors of PIPSC, after which they will be posted online. Pierre will follow up with the group if there are any changes that arise from this process.

Pierre explained that the next round of bargaining can’t beginning until the bridge agreement has been finalized and signed. The notice to bargain will be filed as soon as the bridge agreement is finalized.

Pierre reported on recent union activities.

Agenda item 10: Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:56 pm.