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From: Dorin Petriu <dorin.work@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:00 PM
Cc: Emmanuelle Tremblay; Alexander Butler; Andre Picotte; Ann Kurikshuk-Nemec; Chantal DesRochers; Claude
Vezina; Isabelle Borré; Jacob Porter; Jessica Squires; Johanna Hove; Louise Truswell; Nathalie Pothier; Neil
Burron; Nick G; Pamela Scholey; Sean Maguire; Simone Powell; Stephen Mullen; Ben René
Subject: Re: Constitutional review survey - Sondage pour la revue des statuts

Thank you, as well as everyone else, for your feedback and suggestions. As Sean and Emmanuelle explained, the survey
questions just could not make it to discussion in the previous marathon NEC meeting. (BTW, kudos to all of you for being
there for more than five hours after I left.)
I think the NEC can rest assured that Ben and I drafted this survey using our full professional skills and abilities. I have
been a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society for years and I have successfully completed their course in survey
design (see attachment). I also represented ESDC on multiple inter-departmental committees with StatCan and other
departments on the design of Census-linked labour market surveys. I am currently my organization's public opinion
survey designer and evaluation guru. I also have a PhD in performance analysis.
It is vital for both the constitutional review and the rebranding processes that this survey go out to the membership
ASAP. We need to hear back from members before everyone is off on vacation. The CBC needs to hear from members
about what's important to them this summer so that we may we may take that into consideration when drafting
recommendations in the fall. That way we will be able to refer amendments back to the NEC in a timely manner. This will
enable the NEC to meet one of its objectives for this term.

Kudos to the Const and Bylaws committee for the work done on this survey. That said, I concur with the
concerns expressed by others, and have some of my own.
1) The first question need clarifying; Jess's suggestions are an improvement
2) The next two questions have interesting choices; not sure how these adjectives were arrived at? I am
surprised not to see: democratic, accountable, transparent, consultative, strategic, and the like?
3) I'm unclear how the questions re logo and visibility pertain to the Constitution?
4) In this question, I would suggest that it implies all these area need to be improved (everywhere a verb starts
with "re" or ir says "improving"); that's not what the question asks:

Looking at the way CAPE is governed, which three of the following issues matter most to you?

o engaging members
o empowering local executives and stewards
o improving representation of equity-seeking groups
o rebalancing the decision-making powers of the
president, the national executive, locals and members
at large

o revisiting the responsibilities of the executive and
committees with respect to collective bargaining
o revisiting our resolutions/petition voting processes
o improving our internal conflict resolution
o other: _____________________________

I am disappointed that we get this on the eve of a long weekend, with a short deadline to comment. Surely our
meeting governance seeks better than this?
I would also strongly suggest that this be reviewed in consultation with a SURVEY expert; communications
expertise does not meet the need here. The survey should perhaps contain a link to the Const; I doubt many of
the members have ever had cause to read it.
Again, kudos to the committee for their work, but this cannot go out as is. Our members will not understand what
this is about, even with a pre-amble. Respectfully, we should see the amended version when it's ready, please.
Cheers, Maureen
2016-05-20 17:16 GMT-04:00 Emmanuelle Tremblay <etremblay@acep-cape.ca>:

Hi all,
As I mentioned at our NEC meeting this week, the CBC was also expecting a green light from the NEC
about the contents of the survey of the membership on values and vision for the Constitutional review
and rebrand exercise. You will find it attached but I am putting this in this week's NEC's folder on the
Dropbox for those not receiving attachments properly. Please note that this will be complete with a few
additional demographic questions on age, local, years of service, belonging to CAPE only or to other
unions as well in the PS career, etc.
We will deem that silence between now and COB Tuesday, May 24th, means you are OK with the
survey as is. If you have comments to make, please do by writing to Ben and Dorin here copied before
that time. We hope to be able to send the survey out before the end of May.
Enjoy the long week-end!
Bonjour à toutes et tous,
Tel que mentionné à la rencontre du CEN de cette semaine, le Comité des statuts et règlements s'attend à
recevoir le feu vert du CEN pour ce qui est du contenu du sondage qui sera administré par les membres à
propos des valeurs et de la vision en lien avec l'exercice de révision des statuts et de l'image de marque
de l'ACEP. Vous le trouverez ci-joint mais je les mets aussi au dossier du Dropbox de la réunion du
CEN de cette semaine. Prière de noter qu'on y ajoutera des questions démographique telles l'âge, les
années de services, la section locale, l'appartenance à l'ACEP seulement ou à d'autres syndicats aussi au
cours de leur carrière, etc.
Nous allons considérer votre silence entre maintenant et la fin de la journée du mardi 24 mai comme
signifiant que vous êtes en accord avec le sondage tel qu'il est maintenant. Si vous avez des
commentaires à exprimer, prière de le faire d'ici la date limite en écrivant à Ben et Dorin copiés ici.
Nous espérons être en mesure de faire parvenir le sondage d'ici la fin mai.

Bonne longue fin de semaine!


Emmanuelle Tremblay
Canadian Association of Professional Employees /
Association canadienne des employés professionnels
100 rue Queen Street. 4th Floor / 4 étage
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9
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F: (613) 236-6017

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