Here are the resolutions that will be debated and voted on at the Annual Meeting:

17-01-A – CBA Governance – Bylaw and Regulations

17-02-A – National Commissioner for Children and Youth

17-03-A – Violence against Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya

Don’t forget to download or print the resolutions book as it won’t be provided at the meeting.

Information on Debate of Resolutions

Any CBA member can speak during the debate. Only members with voting rights can vote.

  • If you wish to speak to a resolution … in Montreal
    • Join the line at one of the floor microphones. A monitor will add you to the speakers queue.
  • If you wish to speak to a resolution … in another location
    • Ask the scrutineer in your location to add your name to the speakers queue. (The scrutineer checked you in when you arrived.)
    • Once you are in the speakers queue, go in front of the microphone and camera (the hot seat) to wait your turn to speak.
  • Speakers will be recognized in the order they are listed in the queue. When it is your turn, the Chair in Montreal will call on you. Please start by stating your name.
  • If an amendment is proposed, a new queue will be started. If you wish to speak to the amendment, your name must be added to the new queue, even if you are in the queue to speak to the main resolution.
    • In Montreal, raise your hand if you are already in the queue for the main resolution
    • In other locations, ask the scrutineer to add your name to the new queue.
  • The Chair will return to the first queue when debate returns to the main resolution, after the vote on the amendment.
  • Robert's Rules of Order apply to the debate. Time limits established in the CBA Regulations apply: You can speak for no more than five minutes at one time or no more than twice on one subject. In introducing the resolution, the mover may speak up to ten minutes.
  • When moving a resolution or an amendment, please state the name of the seconder and their location.


  • When a vote is called, please use the voting cards to vote. One person, one vote. No proxies.
  • The scrutineer will count the votes in your location and send the tally to Montreal.