2020 Report of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has prepared its slate of proposed candidates to fill the positions on Council scheduled for nomination and election in 2020.

About the nominees

In 2020, there are 10 Council positions scheduled for nomination and election. Profiles of each nominee are provided here for your information.

Each candidate brings a range of skills, experience and knowledge to the CMPA. As a group, the candidates have been proposed based on their collective skills and ability to contribute to the broad range of issues the Council considers when overseeing CMPA business and affairs.

What does the Nominating Committee look for in a candidate?

The CMPA seeks and values diversity among Council members. A wide range of perspectives and opinions promotes effective governance and is vital to the CMPA’s ability to respond to the complex, multi-stakeholder environment in which it operates. The Nominating Committee assesses and considers the strengths, needs and diversity of Council annually. This assessment guides the selection of the slate of candidates and informs this final report.

We aim for a strong Council where the experience of each member combines to meet the needs of the Association. Our Council seeks to reflect diversity across characteristics such as gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnicity and race, as well as geography and medical specialty.

Proposed nominees

Visit the nominee pages to learn about the diverse skills and experience of each candidate, and see the unique value each one could bring to your Association.



1 position available in Division B

Marianne Taylor
Kelowna, British Columbia
Medical Oncology

Area 2 – ALBERTA

1 position available in Division A

Fredrykka Rinaldi
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Family Medicine

1 position available in Division A or B

Vishal Varshney
Calgary, Alberta
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Division B

Area 5 – ONTARIO

2 positions available in Division A

Debra Boyce
Peterborough, Ontario
Family Medicine

Birinder Singh
Toronto, Ontario
Family Medicine

1 position available in Division B

Katy Shufelt
Peterborough, Ontario
Interventional Cardiology

Area 6 – QUÉBEC

1 position available in Division A

François Mercier
Verdun, Québec
Family Medicine

1 position available in Division B

Claude Mercier
Montréal, Québec
Pediatric Neurosurgery


1 position available in Division A or B

Monika Dutt
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Family Medicine; Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Division B


1 position available in Division A or B

Patrick Bergin
Stratford, Prince Edward Island
General Internal Medicine
Division B


*Please visit the Nomination and election process page for information on Council representation and descriptions of Division A and B.

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