Executive Board

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The Executive Board was created as a result of a new Pirate Party Constitution that was accepted on December 18th, 2011. This page will serve as an entry-page to board agendas, minutes, transcripts, vote logs, developed protocols and procedures. It will also contain any relevant sections of the constitution that govern the election & duties of the Executive Board.

Current Executive Board Members

Councillor Name Elected To Board Position
Bailey Lamon Apr 20 2016 President
Ryan Menchion Apr 20 2016 Vice President
James Phillips Apr 20 2016 Secretary
Edward Martins-Berki Apr 20 2016 Leader*
Shawn Vulliez Apr 26 2016 Deputy Leader*
Pirate Party of Canada Fund (Non-voting) Agent
*on official Elections Canada record but tied for Leader. Shared leadership.


Past Executive Board Members and Terms

Councillor Name Elected To Board Position
James Phillips Apr 25 2015 President
Shawn Gray Apr 25 2015 Vice President
Nate Owens Apr 25 2015 Secretary
Roderick (Ric) Lim Apr 25 2015 Leader
Shawn Vulliez Apr 25 2015 Deputy Leader
Pirate Party of Canada Fund (Non-voting) Agent
2014-15
Councillor Name From To Position
Craig Nobbs Mar 19 2014 Apr 24 2015 Deputy Leader
James Wilson Mar 19 2014 Apr 24 2015 Leader
Patrick Fitzgerald Mar 19 2014 Apr 24 2015 President
James Phillips Mar 19 2014 Apr 24 2015 Secretary
2013-14
Councillor Name From To Position
James Wilson Mar 20 2013 Oct 11 2013 Deputy Leader
Travis McCrea Mar 20 2013 Oct 11 2013 Leader
Andrew Paolucci Feb 14 2013 Sep 2 2013 IT Director
Jimmy Chen Sep 2 2013 Oct 8 2013 IT Director
James Phillips Mar 20 2013 Mar 7 2014 President
Ric Lim Mar 20 2013 Mar 7 2014 Secretary
2012-2013
Councillor Name From To Position
Patrick Fitzgerald Mar 21 2012 Sep 2 2013 Project Manager
Jack Mcleod Jun 20 2012* Mar 20 2013 President
Johann Weissgerber Jul 18 2012 Mar 20 2013 Vice-President
Ric Lim Jan 18 2012 Mar 20 2013 Secretary
Shawn Vulliez Feb 29 2012 Mar 20 2013 Leader
James Wilson Sep 30 2012 Mar 20 2013 Deputy Leader
Jeremy Howell Feb 14 2013 IT Director
Jake Daynes 2012 2013 Chief Agent
*succeeded the President who resigned
2012
Councillor Name From To Position
Sean Hunt Jan 18 2012 Jun 20 2012 President
Jack Mcleod Jan 18 2012 Jun 20 2012 Vice-President
Travis McCrea Feb 29 2012 Jul 31 2012 Deputy Leader
Stephane Bakhos Dec 19 2011 Official Agent of the NPO
Interim Board
Councillor Name From To Position
Sean Hunt Dec 19 2011 Jan 18 2012 President
Ric Lim Dec 19 2011 Jan 18 2012 Secretary
Stephane Bakhos Dec 19 2011 Incumbent Official Agent of the NPO
Shawn Vulliez Dec 19 2011 Jan 18 2012 Vice-President
Shawn Gray Dec 19 2011 Jan 18 2012 Deputy Leader
Mikkel Paulson Dec 19 2011 Dec 19 2011 Leader

Prior to Dec 19, 2011, the PPCA was governed by the Federal Council. Past terms & positions are included here as reference.

Name From To Portfolio
Mikkel Paulson September 2010 December 18, 2011 Leader
Mike Bleskie September 2010 December 18, 2011 International and Interpartisan Relations (February 2011–present)

Public Relations (September 2010–February 2011

Stephane Bakhos October 2009 December 18, 2011 IT Admin
Shawn Gray February 2011 December 18, 2011 Volunteer Coordinator
Shawn Vulliez February 2011 December 18, 2011 Public Relations
Daniel Lasalle October 2009 February 2011 Local Relations (September 2010–February 2011)

Public Relations (October 2009–August 2010)

Jake Daynes October 2009 December 2010 Spokesman (September–December 2010)

Interim Leader (October 2009–August 2010)

Agendas, Minutes & Transcripts

Find all Executive Board Minutes

Voting Logs

Term Description # Votes
Jan 20 2013 EB 2012-01-20-Vote_Log 5
Dec 18 2011 - Jan 18 2011 Vote Log - Interim Executive Board 0

Prior to December 18, 2011, the PPCA was governed by the Federal Council and Voting Logs are accessible through Federal Council Meetings

Policies and Protocols

Adopted motions and rules currently in effect.


PPCA Constitution

Please find below the relevant sections of the new PPCA Constitution that establish the duties and operations of the political council, as well as the relevant provisios determining initial meetings and members.

Article VI. Executive Board

VI.1 Composition

The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of the Party and the chairs of any standing committees of the Party.

Additionally, if the Party's chief agent is a corporation, its directors are members of the Executive Board. The directors of the chief agent do not have the right to vote or to make motions at meeting of the Executive Board unless they hold another position on the Board.

Quorum of the Executive Board is a majority of members with voting rights.

VI.2 Powers & Duties

The Executive Board is responsible for the general affairs of the Party and has full power and authority over its affairs in between general meetings except where authority is held by the Political Council, or as otherwise limited. The Executive Board's actions are subject to change by, and shall not conflict with decisions of a general meeting.

The Executive Board has the power to delegate its authority to the Political Council as well as to members and committees of the Party, the Executive Board, and/or the Political Council as it sees fit. The Executive Board has the power to adopt its own special rules of order.

VI.3 Finances

The Party's finances shall be managed by its chief agent, at the direction of the Executive Board. The financial records of the Party shall be provided to any member upon request to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Executive Board shall report on the Party's finances to the May general meeting each year.

VI.4 Meetings

The Executive Board shall regularly meet at least weekly at a time and place fixed by special rule of order of the Board. Special meetings may be called with two days notice by the President or by any three members of the Board.

Article A. Provisios

A.2 Executive Board Meetings

The first Executive Board meeting shall be held at the call of the President, and shall enact a special rule of order to set the time of future meetings.

A.4 Selection of Officers

Sean Hunt shall become President, Shawn Vulliez shall become Vice-President, and Ric Lim shall become Secretary, with term to the election of their successors. Elections for these offices shall be held at the first opportunity.

Mikkel Paulson shall remain Leader of the Party and Shawn Gray shall become Deputy Leader. The members of the old Federal Council shall become the new Political Council. An election of the Political Board shall be held at the first opportunity after the remaining officers are elected.


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