Canadian Federalist Party
CFP Constitution Articles
1. CFP Body Constituted 8. CFP Constituency Associations 15. CFP Amendments
2. CFP Constitution Scope 9. CFP Candidates 16. CFP Legal Framework
3. CFP Basis of Unity of Spirit 10. CFP Leadership 17. CFP Offices
4. CFP Purpose & Mission 11. CFP Interim Leadership 18. CFP National Policies
5. CFP Party Principles 12. CFP Leadership Elections 19. CFP Notices
6. CFP Accountability 13. CFP National Convention 20. CFP Provincial Parties
7. CFP Composition 14. CFP National Executive Council 21. CFP Dissolution or Mergers



8.1 Members shall be organized according to their residence in the federal or provincial electoral districts of Canada.

8.2 Members temporarily residing outside Canada shall be assigned to the federal district in which they vote for federal elections.

8.3 Interim Constituency Associations may be established by five (5) or more CFP Members. Their purpose will be to recruit additional members and otherwise promote CFP interests until such time as there are sufficient members to form a recognized Constituency Association.

8.4 Where there are at least twenty-five (25) members resident in an electoral district they may apply to obtain CFP recognition as a Constituency Association by making application to National Executive Council for recognition, including a copy of the minutes of the founding meeting, and a list of the Officers and Directors of the Interim Constituency Association.

8.5 A Constituency Association, either interim or fully recognized, shall elect an Executive Board comprised of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and at the discretion of the Association, may include the Chairs of the Finance, Publicity and Organization Committees.

8.6 The affairs of each Constituency Association shall be under the control of its Members, acting through the Constituency Executive Board, which shall be responsible to ensure that the affairs are conducted in a manner consistent with the Constitution of the CFP and not prejudicial to the interests or well-being of any other Constituency Association, or of the CFP.

8.7 For historical or other valid reason, a member may choose to be a member of a Constituency Association other than the Constituency Association for the riding in which he or she resides. Provided, however, that at no time shall the non- resident members of a Constituency Association exceed twenty (20) percent of the total membership.

8.8 Membership lists are to be used for CFP purposes only. No other use is permitted unless authorized in writing by National Executive Council.

8.9 The Constituency Association shall hold an Annual General Meeting and at least one (1) General Meeting each calendar year.

8.10 National Executive may call a meeting of the Constituency Association if it believes that it is necessary to do so, with notice of the meeting consistent with this Constitution.

8.11 The rules of organization for riding associations shall apply similarly, where pertinent, to Campus Clubs.