Provincial Executive Council

32 The Provincial Executive Council shall be the executive and administrative body of the Association.

33 The Provincial Executive Council may, subject to the provisions of the Teaching Profession Act, exercise all powers of the Association as are not expressly directed or required to be exercised in representative assembly, provided however that no bylaw made or action taken by the Association in representative assembly shall invalidate any prior act of the Provincial Executive Council which was valid at its inception.

34 The Provincial Executive Council shall from time to time appoint such staff as is required to carry on the functions of the Association.

35(1) The Provincial Executive Council shall consist of the officers of the Association and at least ten district representatives. The officers of the Association and the district representatives shall hold office from the time of their installation until their successors have been installed in office.

(2) Edmonton McMurray District and Calgary City District shall have three district representatives each and other districts shall have one district representative each.

36(1) Subject to ratification by the Annual Representative Assembly, the boundaries of the districts which elect the district representatives shall be determined by the Provincial Executive Council.

(2) The Provincial Executive Council shall review the geographic boundaries of the districts no later than 2020 and no later than every 10 years thereafter and provide a report to the Annual Representative Assembly following each review.

37 The officers of the Association shall be the president, two vice-presidents, the immediate past president, and the executive secretary.

38 Notwithstanding any other provision in these bylaws, the Provincial Executive Council shall utilize a weighted vote mechanism for decisions relating to General Bylaw 11, the expenditure of money that has not been budgeted and the establishment of interim policy. The weighted vote mechanism shall be as follows:

(1) Each district representative, excepting district representatives from Calgary City and Edmonton McMurray geographic districts, shall be allocated electoral votes calculated on the basis of General Bylaw 128(3), for their geographic district based on the most recent member count.

(2) District representatives from Calgary City and Edmonton McMurray geographic districts shall each be allocated one-third of the electoral votes for their geographic district.

(3) The president, vice-presidents and past president shall each be allocated one-fifteenth of the total electoral votes.

(4) A motion shall be deemed to be adopted when it is approved by a majority of electoral votes calculated on the basis of members of the Provincial Executive Council who vote.

39 When the executive secretary, through illness, absence or other cause, is unable to perform the duties of office, the associate executive secretary has all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the executive secretary during the executive secretary’s inability.

40 The executive secretary shall not be entitled to vote at meetings of the Provincial Executive Council.

41(1) Upon installation in office, the president shall immediately designate one vice-president as the president’s chief deputy for the ensuing calendar month, after which each vice-president in turn shall be the president’s chief deputy alternately for periods of one calendar month until the expiry of the president’s term of office.

(2) In the absence of the president, the president’s chief deputy shall assume the duties of the president and in the absence of both the president and the chief deputy, the president’s duties shall be assumed by the other vice-president or if also absent, by the immediate past president.

42 Ten members of the Provincial Executive Council shall constitute a quorum.

43 The president and executive secretary shall be ex-officio members of all committees of the Provincial Executive Council.

44 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the constitution of a local, a member who holds any elected or appointed office in a local shall cease to hold such office on the date the member’s election to the Provincial Executive Council or as an officer of the Association takes effect and shall not hold any elected or appointed office in a local for the member’s tenure on the Provincial Executive Council or as an officer of the Association.

45 If the president, a vice-president, the immediate past president or a district representative ceases to be an active member or is in receipt of an Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund pension during their term on the Provincial Executive Council, they shall vacate their seat on the Provincial Executive Council unless they become an associate member and maintain that membership until the end of their term. If the president, a vice-president or a district representative ceases to be an active member or is in receipt of an Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund pension and does not become an associate member and maintain that membership, there shall be a by-election in accordance with Bylaws 73 and 74. If the immediate past president ceases to be an active member or is in receipt of an Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund pension and does not become an associate member and maintain that membership, the Provincial Executive Council shall be directed by Bylaw 72.

46 Notwithstanding any other provision in these bylaws, an immediate past president who ceases to be an active member or who is in receipt of an Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund pension and who becomes an associate member: (a) is eligible to be a member of the Provincial Executive Council as the immediate past president, and (b) is eligible to serve additional terms in that capacity on the Provincial Executive Council provided that the immediate past president continues to be the immediate past president.

47 Members of the Provincial Executive Council who absent themselves from two consecutive meetings of the Provincial Executive Council shall vacate their seats on the Council, unless the absences are sanctioned by resolution at the next regularly called meeting of the Council.