The LGCC is a not-for-profit corporation in Ontario. The present law states that it is up to the Constitution/Bylaws of any not-for-profit organization to state whether proxy voting is/is not allowed.
At the 2015 AGM, we approved changes to the Constitution which included allowing proxy voting.
The authority to represent someone else, especially in voting.
A proxy is a person who is an eligible voter (adult member in good standing) and whom you trust to vote on your behalf.
Proxy voting is a form of voting whereby some members of a decision-making body may delegate their voting power to other members of the same body to vote in their absence.
Our Proxy Statement will be both limited and general:
limited where you tell your proxy agent how to vote if there are specific issues before the meeting known
ahead of time...like elections, and
general where you leave the decision for any voting on motions brought forward at the meeting to your
Our Proxy Statement will give you the ability to assign your proxy to the Board President, or to someone else of your choice who is an LGCC member in good standing and who will be at the meeting.
If you give your proxy to the Board President, but do not include specific instructions on how to vote on a particular proposal described in this proxy statement, your proxy agent will vote for you in accordance with the recommendation of the Board for such proposal, and likewise on any other motions brought forward at the meeting.
If you give your proxy an individual member, but do not include specific instructions on how to vote on a particular proposal described in this proxy statement, your proxy agent will vote for you in accordance with his conscience.
A proxy must be in writing, signed by the member and must authorize either the President of the
Board or a member named therein, to vote either specifically as directed or, if there is no such direction, shall be deemed to allow the person so named to vote the proxy as the appointee chooses.
A proxy shall only be valid for the meeting specified therein.
If the authorization to vote is given to the President of the Board, your proxy agent will vote in
accordance with the recommendation of the Board for such proposal, and likewise for any other business requiring a vote at the meeting.
A draft Proxy statement is shown on the next page as to what ours will look like: