Bylaws

Bylaws of the Daily Publications Society

Adopted 2016­-10-26

1. General

1.1. Definitions

In the bylaws of the Daily Publications Society, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “Act” means the Canada Not­-for­-Profit Corporations Act;
(b) “annual meeting of members” means a meeting held in accordance with section 3.1;
(c) “articles” means articles of incorporation or articles of continuance;
(d) “director” means a member of the Board of Directors as described in part 4; (e) “DPS” means the Daily Publications Society;
(f) “DPS fee”means the Daily Publications Society Fee charged by McGill University;
(g) “editor” means a member of the editorial board;
(h) “editorial board” means a body described in part 5;
(i) “employee” means an employee of the DPS as described in section 6.6;
(j) “Judicial Board” means the Judicial Board of the SSMU;
(k) “Le Délit” means the French-­language newspaper published by the DPS;
(l) “meeting of members” means an annual or special meeting of members;
(m) “meeting of the staff” means a meeting held in accordance with section 3 . 4 ;
(n) “member” means a member of the DPS as described in section 2.1;
(o) “officer” means an officer of the DPS as described in part 6;
(p) “ordinary resolution” means a resolution passed by majority vote;
(q) “PGSS” means the Post­Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University;
(r) “publication” means The Daily or LeDélit;
(s) “special meeting of members” means a meeting held in accordance with section 3.2;
(t) “SSMU” means the Students’ Society of McGill University;
(u) “staff contributor” means a contributor to a publication as described in section 2.4;
(v) “The Bull & Bear” means the magazine published by the Management Undergraduate Society at McGill University;
(w) “The Daily” means The McGill Daily, the English­language newspaper published by the DPS;
(x) “The McGill Tribune” means the newspaper published by the Tribune Publication Society at McGill University;
(y)“University” or “McGill University” means McGill University/the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning;
(z)“voting staff contributor” means a staff contributor entitled to vote at meetings of the staff in accordance with section 2.4.

1.2. Interpretation

(1) In the interpretation of these bylaws, “she” and “her” includes individuals of all genders.

(2) In the event of a conflict between the English and French versions of these bylaws, the English version takes precedence.

1.3. Dispute resolution

(1) In the event that a dispute among members, directors, or officers of the DPS arising out of or related to the articles or bylaws is not resolved in private meetings between the parties, then, without prejudice to the parties, any of the parties may appeal for the resolution of such dispute to the Judicial Board of the SSMU.

(2) The Judicial Board agrees to hear cases at its discretion and follows its own rules of practice in the resolution of disputes.

(3) An opinion of the Judicial Board enters into force upon ratification by the Board of Directors of the DPS.

1.4. Amendment of bylaws

(1) Subject to the Act and the articles, the Board of Directors may, by ordinary resolution, amend or repeal these bylaws. An amendment or repeal of the bylaws is confirmed, rejected, or amended at the next annual or special meeting of members.

(2) The amendment or repeal of the bylaws is effective from the date of the resolution of the directors. If the amendment or repeal is confirmed, or confirmed as amended, by the members, it remains effective in the form in which it was confirmed.

(3) If the amendment or repeal of the bylaws is not submitted by the directors to the members as required under subsection (2) or if it is rejected by the members, the amendment or repeal ceases to have effect, and a subsequent resolution of the directors that has substantially the same purpose or effect is not effective until it is confirmed by the members.

2. Members

2.1. Conditions of membership

(1) Membership in the DPS is available only to all students duly registered at McGill University. A person eligible for membership who is charged the DPS fee is deemed to be a member of the DPS.

(2) A person eligible for membership who is not charged the DPS fee may apply for membership to the DPS, and becomes a member upon approval of her application by The Board of Directors.

(3) A membership is terminated when a member

(a) ceases to be eligible for membership; or
(b) fails to pay her membership fee in accordance with section 2.5.

2.2. Classes and rights of members

(1) There is a single class of members in the DPS. If the articles provide for more than one class, all members belong to the class known as “general members” in the articles.

(2) Each member is entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at all annual and special meetings of members.

2.3. Contributors

(1) Subject to the editorial discretion of the editors of the respective publication, a member may contribute to The Daily or Le Délit. A person who is not a member may contribute to The Daily or Le Délit only with the approval of the editorial board of the respective publication.

(2) A member who contributes to The Daily or Le Délit may receive contribution points for her contributions, and must receive at least one (1) contribution point for each written, visual, or multimedia contribution upon publication thereof. If a member contributes to both The Daily and Le Délit, contribution points are accumulated independently at each publication.

(3) Subject to subsection (2), the editorial boards of The Daily and Le Délit shall each maintain a policy regarding the awarding of contribution points for the respective publication.

2.4. Staff contributors

(1) A member who has accumulated six (6) contribution points at The Daily or three (3) contribution points at Le Délit is a staff contributor to the respective publication. A member who has accumulated the required number of contribution points at both publications is a staff contributor to both The Daily and Le Délit.

(2) A staff contributor is entitled to receive notice of and attend all meetings of the staff of the respective publication. A staff contributor to The Daily is entitled to vote at all meetings of the staff of The Daily. A staff contributor to Le Délit is entitled to vote at a meeting of the staff of Le Délit only if she is a candidate in an election held at that meeting, or if she is an editor of Le Délit.

2.5. Fees and referenda

(1) Each member pays a semi­-annual membership fee, charged at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms of each academic year.

(2) For members who are charged the DPS fee, the DPS fee constitutes the membership fee. Subject to any agreement between the DPS and the University, the amount of the DPS fee may vary between groups of students.

(3) For members who are not charged the DPS fee, the amount of the membership fee equals the amount of the DPS fee. If the amount of the DPS fee varies between groups of students, the membership fee equals the greatest such amount. The membership fee is payable to the DPS, upon admission into the DPS and subsequently by September 30 for Fall terms and by January 31 for Winter terms.

(4) Subject to any agreement between the DPS and the University, the Board of Directors may, from time to time, call a referendum of one or more groups of students who are charged the DPS fee. The referendum must pertain to the continued support of the DPS through the collection of the DPS fee from the group consulted, a change to the amount of the DPS fee charged to the members of the group, or both.

(5) Quorum for a referendum is three (3) per cent of the group of students consulted. If two or more groups are consulted independently, quorum is established separately for each group.

3. Meetings of members and of the staff

3.1. Annual meetings of members

(1) The Board of Directors determines the date and location of the annual meeting of members. The meeting is held between September and April, no later than six (6) months after the end of the preceding financial year.

(2) The regular agenda for an annual meeting of members consists of the following items:

(a) receipt of the report of the chair;
(b) consideration of the annual financial statements;
(c) receipt of the report of the public accountant;
(d) appointment of the public accountant;
(e) election of directors in accordance with section 3.3;
(f) discussion of matters brought forward by members.

(3) Subject to the Act and to section 3.3, special business may be transacted at an annual meeting of members.

3.2. Special meetings of members

The Board of Directors may, at any time, call a special meeting of members, provided that it is held between September and April.

3.3. Notice, quorum, and procedure

(1) Notice of the time and place of a meeting of members is given by at least one of the following means:

(a) by e­mail communication to the members, no more than 35 days and no fewer than 21 days before the meeting date; or
(b) by publication, online and in print, at least once in each of the three (3) weeks immediately before the meeting date, in The Daily and Le Délit.

(2) A notice of an annual meeting of members must state that the annual financial statements and the report of the public accountant are available at the office of the DPS and any member may, on request, obtain a copy free of charge.

(3) A notice of a special meeting of members, or a notice of an annual meeting of members at which special business is to be transacted, must specify the nature of that business in sufficient detail to permit a member to form a reasoned judgment on the business.

(4) Quorum for a meeting of members is twenty­-five (25) members.

(5) Subject to the Act and to these bylaws, a meeting of members proceeds according to the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order. The Board of Directors may adopt supplementary standing rules for a particular meeting of members.

(6) The Board of Directors appoints a presiding officer, a recording secretary, and at least two (2) ballot counters for a meeting of members. If there has been a failure to appoint the officers required for the meeting of members to proceed, the officers not appointed are elected at the meeting of members.

(7) One of the ballot counters reports the results of any vote taken by ballot at a meeting of members. The ballots must be kept until the meeting of members is adjourned, during which time a recount may be ordered.

(8) In an election taking place at a meeting of members, a simple majority of votes cast is required to elect a candidate. It is not required that an election be conducted by ballot.

3.4. Meetings of the staff

(1) The editorial board of The Daily or Le Délit may, at any time, call a meeting of the staff of the respective publication. The purpose of a meeting of the staff is at least one of the following:

(a) to elect editors in accordance with section 5.4;
(b) to remove editors in accordance with section 5.4;
(c) to nominate directors in accordance with section 4.4; or
(d) to discuss any matter determined by the editorial board.

(2) Notice of the time and place of a meeting of the staff is given no fewer than seven (7) days before the meeting date by at least two (2) of the following means:

(a) by e­mail communication to the staff contributors of the respective publication;
(b) by publication in the respective publication;
(c) by publication on the website of the respective publication; or
(d) by publication on one or more social media platforms through the official account of the respective publication.

(3) A notice of a meeting of the staff must specify the purpose of the meeting. If the purpose of the meeting is to elect editors, the notice must follow the requirements described in section 5.4.

(4) Quorum for a meeting of the staff is ten (10) voting staff contributors of the respective publication, or two-thirds of the voting staff contributors, whichever is lesser.

(5) The editorial board of the respective publication appoints two (2) ballots counters who are familiar with the applicable electoral procedure for a meeting of the staff where an election of editors or a nomination of directors is to be held. A candidate for election or nomination at the meeting of the staff, or an editor whose removal is under consideration, may not be a ballot counter. If a ballot counter is eligible to vote at the meeting of the staff, it is not required that the ballot counter abstain from voting.

(6) The Board of Directors shall maintain a policy detailing the applicable procedure for elections and nominations at the meetings of the staff of each publication.

4. Board of Directors

4.1. Duties and powers

(1) Subject to the Act, the Board of Directors

(a) manages or supervises the management of the legal, financial, and other affairs of the DPS;
(b) makes such rules and policy as necessary for the conduct of the affairs of the DPS, provided that such rules and policy are consistent with these bylaws;
(c) hires the employees of the DPS;
(d) appoints the officers of the DPS;
(e) appoints standing committees and ad-­hoc committees, to carry out specific functions and for a specific term as determined by the Board of Directors.

(2) The Board of Directors sets the financial year of the DPS.

(3) In addition to her duties as a director, the Community Representative oversees the planning and execution of the annual Journalism Week event series, in consultation with the editorial boards of The Daily and Le Délit, the General Manager, and any relevant journalism or community organizations.

(4) The Community Representative receives an honorarium following the performance of her duties regarding Journalism Week, the amount of which is set by the Board of Directors.

(5) Subject to subsection (4), directors receive no remuneration with respect to their duties. The Board of Directors may authorize the reimbursement of expenses reasonably incurred by directors in the exercise of their duties. Subject to these bylaws, directors may receive reasonable remuneration for services to the DPS that are performed in any other capacity, including as officers of the DPS.

(6) The Board of Directors has no authority over the editorial content and editorial decisions of The Daily and Le Délit.

4.2. Composition and term

(1) As provided for in the articles, the Board of Directors consists of no fewer than six (6) but no more than twelve (12) directors, as follows:

(a) two (2) Representatives of the Editorial Board of The Daily;
(b) two (2) Representatives of the Editorial Board of Le Délit;
(c) one (1) Graduate Representative;
(d) one (1) Employee Representative;
(e) one (1) Community Representative;
(f) five (5) Student Directors.

(2) A director holds office until the annual meeting of members that follows her election or appointment.

4.3. Qualifications

(1) No person may be a director who

(a) is an editor of The Daily or Le Délit, with the exception of a Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit;
(b) is an executive officer of the SSMU;
(c) is an executive officer of the PGSS;
(d) is a director, officer, or editor of The McGill Tribune or of The Bull & Bear; or
(e) fails to meet the qualifications required by the Act.

(2) A director filling one of the following positions must meet the corresponding requirement at the time of her election:

(a) a Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit must be an editor of the respective publication;
(b) a Graduate Representative must be a member of the PGSS;
(c) an Employee Representative must be an employee of the DPS;
(d) a Student Director must be a member of the DPS.

(3) A director ceases to hold office when the director dies, resigns, is removed in accordance with section 4.5, or becomes disqualified under subsection (1). A director who no longer meets a requirement of subsection (2) at some point during her term as director does not thereby cease to hold office.

(4) Despite subsection (3), a Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit who ceases to be an editor prior to the end of her term as editor thereby ceases to hold office as a director, and an Employee Representative who ceases to be an employee of the DPS thereby ceases to hold office as a director.

4.4. Nomination

(1) Prior to a meeting of members where an election of Representatives of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit to the Board of Directors is required, the votingstaff contributors to the respective publication nominate the required number of qualified candidates at a meeting of the staff called for that purpose by the editorial board of the respective publication. Prospective candidates shall indicate their interest at the meeting of the staff and may give a brief speech.

(2) Prior to a meeting of members where an election of directors is required, the Board of Directors nominates the required number of qualified candidates for each position to be filled, with the exception of Representatives of the Editorial Board of The Daily and Le Délit. Prospective candidates must submit to the Board of Directors a letter of intent of no more than 250 words, no fewer than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting of members or as determined by the Board of Directors.

(3) The Board of Directors may set additional application requirements and procedures for candidates to the position of Community Representative. The Board of Directors makes reasonable efforts to adequately publicize this position and any additional requirements and procedures.

(4) Only if there has been a failure to nominate the required number of qualified candidates for a position prior to the meeting of members, nominations for the position are taken from the floor at the meeting of members.

4.5. Removal, filling vacancy, and additional directors

(1) If there has been a failure to elect the minimum number of directors provided for in the articles, the directors then in office must without delay call a special meeting of members to fill the vacancy.

(2) Unless it must be filled at a meeting of members under subsection (1), a vacancy among the directors is filled by the directors then in office.

(3) A director may be removed by majority vote at a meeting of members called for that purpose. Despite subsection (2), a vacancy created by the removal of a director may be filled at the meeting of members at which the director is removed.

(4) A director elected or appointed to fill a vacancy holds office for the unexpired term of her predecessor.

(5) The Board of Directors may appoint one or more additional directors, who hold office until the close of the next annual meeting of members, but the total number of directors so appointed may not exceed one third of the number of directors elected at the previous annual meeting of members.

(6) In filling a vacancy among directors or appointing additional directors, the nominations process under section 4.4 applies with such modifications as the circumstances require.

4.6. Meetings of directors

(1) The Board of Directors meets monthly between September and April, and may hold special meetings at its discretion. A meeting of the Board of Directors is called by the Chair or by no fewer than two (2) other directors.

(2) Written notice of a meeting of directors is given to all directors no fewer than five (5) days before the meeting date, by e­mail or otherwise. Notice of a meeting is not necessary if all of the directors are present, and none objects to the holding of the meeting, or if those absent have waived notice of or have otherwise signified their consent to the holding of such meeting.

(3) Quorum for a meeting of directors is a majority of directors then in office.

(4) The Chair presides over the meetings of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the Chair, a presiding officer is elected from among the directors present at the meeting.

(5) At each meeting, the Board of Directors appoints a recording secretary, who keeps minutes of the meeting. Minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors are available to members upon request, with the exception of minutes of confidential sessions.

(6) Unless the Board of Directors decides by majority vote to hold a confidential session, any member of the DPS, as well as the General Manager, may attend a meeting of directors. The Board of Directors may also grant any other person the right to attend and be heard at a meeting of directors.

(7) The Board of Directors sets the rules of procedure for meetings of directors.

(8) A director may participate in a meeting of directors by means of a telephonic or electronic communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.

(9) A resolution in writing, signed by all the directors entitled to vote on that resolution at a meeting of directors, is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of directors.

4.7. Committees

(1) The Board of Directors may appoint DPS members who are not directors to a committee of the Board of Directors, provided that the members so appointed do not constitute a majority of the members of the committee.

(2) Quorum for a committee of the Board of Directors is a majority of its members.

(3) The chair of a committee of the Board of Directors must report monthly on the committee’s activities to the Board of Directors.

4.8. Protection of directors

(1) A director shall make reasonable efforts to avoid placing herself in a position of conflict of interest between her personal interest or that of a corporation of which she is a shareholder, director, or officer, and that of the DPS, and she shall declare any conflict of interest to the Board of Directors. Any such director shall abstain from voting on matters pertaining to such conflict of interest, and shall abstain from attending and participating in deliberations on such matters except as otherwise decided by the Board of Directors.

(2) Subject to the Act, the DPS may indemnify a present or former director against all costs, charges, and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred by the individual in respect of any civil, criminal, administrative, investigative, or other proceeding in which the individual is involved because of her association with the DPS if

(a) the individual acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the DPS; and
(b) in the case of a criminal or administrative action or proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, the individual had reasonable grounds for believing that the individual’s conduct was lawful.

5. Editorial boards

5.1. Duties and powers

(1) The editorial board of The Daily or Le Délit, at the respective publication:

(a) selects, assigns, and edits written, visual, and multimedia content;
(b) lays out the print newspaper and maintains the publication’s online presence;
(c) recruits, trains, and coordinates contributors;
(d) editorializes on issues of the day;
(e) develops and maintains relations with other newspapers or press organizations, including membership in the latter.

(2) The editorial board has the authority to reject an advertisement or a class of advertisements in the respective publication, whether in print or online, and may maintain a policy to that effect.

5.2. Composition and term

(1) The editorial board of The Daily consists of twenty (20) editors, as follows:

(a) one (1) Coordinating editor;
(b) one (1) Managing editor;
(c) one (1) Coordinating News editor;
(d) two (2) News editors;
(e) two (2) Commentary editors;
(f) two(2)Cultureeditors;
(g) one (1) Features editor;
(h) one (1) Sci+Tech editor;
(i) one (1) Sports editor;
(j) one (1) Illustrations editor;
(k) one (1) Photos editor;
(l) two (2) Multimedia editors;
(m) one (1) Copy editor;
(n) one (1) Design & Production editor;
(o) one (1) Web editor;
(p) one (1) Social Media editor.

(2) The editorial board of Le Délit consists of sixteen (16) editors, as follows:

(a) one (1) editor in chief;
(b) one (1) production coordinator;
(c) one (1) Actualités section head;
(d) one (1) Actualités secretary;
(e) one (1) Actualités Campus secretary;
(f) one (1) Société section head;
(g) two (2) Culture section heads;
(h) one (1) rotating section head;
(i) one (1) photography coordinator;
(j) one (1) illustrations coordinator;
(k) one (1) multimedia coordinator;
(l) one (1) social media coordinator;
(m) two (2) copy editing coordinators;
(n) one (1) events and community relations coordinator.

(3) The editorial boards of The Daily and Le Délit shall each maintain a mandate detailing the position’s responsibilities for each editor position at the respective publication.

(4) Editors hold office from May 1 to April 30.

5.3. Qualifications and nomination

(1) No person may be an editor of The Daily or LeDélit who is not a member of the DPS.

(2) Subject to subsection (1), the editorial boards of The Daily and Le Délit shall each maintain a policy detailing the requirements and procedures for the nomination of candidates to editor positions.

(3) An editor ceases to hold office when the editor dies, resigns, is removed in accordance with section 5.4, or becomes disqualified under subsection (1).

5.4. Election and removal

(1) A regular election of editors of The Daily and Le Délit is held each year, between March 1 and April 30, at a meeting of the staff called for that purpose by the editorial board of the respective publication. All editor positions are up for election at a regular election, and editors elected at a regular election take office on May 1.

(2) A supplementary election of editors may be held, between the date of the regular election and April 30, at a meeting of the staff called for that purpose by the editorial board of the respective publication, in order to fill the positions that were not filled at the regular election. Editors elected at a supplementary election take office on May 1.

(3) A special election of editors may be held, at a meeting of the staff called for that purpose by the editorial board of the respective publication, in order to fill one or more vacancies or upcoming vacancies ineditor positions. Editors elected at a special election take office upon election or when the position becomes vacant, whichever is latest, with a term expiring on April 30.

(4) A notice of a meeting of the staff where an election of editors is to be held must be given no fewer than fourteen (14) days prior to the end of the nomination period if the election is a regular election, and no fewer than seven (7) days prior to the end of the nomination period if the election is a supplementary or special election. The notice must specify the end of the nomination period.

(5) An editor may be removed from her position by a two-­thirds vote, taken by ballot, at a meeting of the staff called for that purpose. The editorial board may call such a meeting by majority vote, and must call such a meeting upon receiving a petition to that effect signed by no fewer than ten (10) staff contributors to the respective publication. The editor whose removal is under consideration may not attend or vote at such a meeting.

(6) An editor must give written notice of her resignation to the editorial board of the respective publication no fewer than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the resignation. If an editor fails to give notice of her resignation, she is deemed to have resigned on the date when she ceased to perform her editorial duties, as determined by the editorial board of the respective publication.

5.5. Compensation

(1) Each editor receives a monthly honorarium from September to April, the amount of which is set by the Board of Directors.

(2) Unless the Board of Directors decides otherwise, an editor who fills or vacates a position mid­month receives a fraction of the amount of the honorarium for that month, in proportion to the portion of the month during which she was an editor.

(3) An editor may receive an honorarium for a month between May and August, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

(4) The Board of Directors may allocate needs­based financial aid packages to editors, for which all editors of The Daily and Le Délit are eligible to apply. The Board of Directors ensures the equity of the applications process and makes reasonable efforts to ensure the anonymity of the applicants.

5.6. Meetings of editors

(1) The editorial board meets weekly during the regular publication period of the respective publication, and may hold special meetings at its discretion.

(2) Quorum for a meeting of the editorial board is a majority of its members.

(3) At each meeting, the editorial board appoints a recording secretary, who keeps minutes of the meeting.

(4) The editorial board may grant any person the right to attend and be heard at a meeting of the editorial board or a portion thereof, and may maintain a policy to that effect.

(5) The editorial board sets the rules of procedure for its meetings. In particular, the editorial board may elect to operate by consensus.

6. Officers and employees

6.1. Chair

(1) The Chair is an officer of the DPS. The Chair

(a) presides over the meetings of the Board of Directors;
(b) calls the meetings of the Board of Directors;
(c) maintains the directors’ contact information;
(d) drafts agendas for the meetings of the Board of Directors and distributes meeting minutes and relevant materials;
(e) reports on the state of the DPS at the annual meeting of members;
(f) ensures the maintenance of the bylaws and policies of the DPS.

(2) The Chair is appointed by the Board of Directors from among its members. The Chair may not be a Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit.

6.2. General Manager

(1) The General Manager is an officer of the DPS. The General Manager

(a) supervises the employees of the DPS and coordinates their schedules and workloads;
(b) manages the day-­to­-day operations of the DPS;
(c) provides legal, financial, and contractual information to the Board of Directors;
(d) develops and manages advertising accounts for The Daily and Le Délit;
(e) communicates with financial institutions, clients, the University, the SSMU, and the lawyer, public accountant, and printer and distributor of the DPS on relevant matters.

(2) The General Manager is hired in accordance with section 6.6, and is responsible to the Board of Directors.

6.3. Signing officers

(1) The signing officers of the DPS are

(a) the General Manager;
(b) the Chair;
(c) one (1) Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily, selected by the Board of Directors;
(d) one (1) Representative of the Editorial Board of Le Délit, selected by the Board of Directors.

(2) Documents in writing requiring execution by the DPS may be signed by any two (2) of the signing officers.

6.4. Chief Returning Officer

(1) The Chief Returning Officer is an officer of the DPS. The Chief Returning Officer ensures and oversees the proper conduct of a referendum conducted in accordance with section 2.5.

(2) The Chief Returning Officer is appointed by the Board of Directors on an ad-­hoc basis for a specific term. The Chief Returning Officer may not be a director or an editor of The Daily or Le Délit.

(3) The Board of Directors sets the remuneration of The Chief Returning Officer.

6.5. Executive Coordinator

(1) The Executive Coordinator is an officer of the DPS. The Executive Coordinator oversees exceptional matters, such as tasks associated with the conduct of a referendum.

(2) The Executive Coordinator is appointed by the Board of Directors from among its members on an ad­-hoc basis, to carry out a specific function and for a specific term. The Executive Coordinator may not be a Representative of the Editorial Board of The Daily or Le Délit.

(3) The Executive Coordinator may receive an honorarium at the discretion of the Board of Directors, which sets the amount of the honorarium.

6.6. Employees

(1) The employee positions are as follows:

(a) the General Manager (full-­time);
(b) one (1) Advertising Executive (part-­time);
(c) one (1) Accounting Executive (part­-time);
(d) one (1) Accounting Assistant (part­-time);
(e) two (2) Graphics and Technology Assistants (part­-time).

(2) With the exception of the General Manager, employees are responsible to the General Manager.

(3) Employee positions are opened and advertised as the need arises. Applicants are interviewed by a committee of the Board of Directors struck for that purpose, and hired by the Board of Directors. Employment agreements are signed after a probationary period of a duration of three (3) months.

(4) The Board of Directors sets the job descriptions of the employee positions and approves any changes thereto.