Council elections

The CMPA is governed by an elected council of 30 practising physicians representing 10 geographical areas across Canada. Once elected, councillors serve for a three year term. Each year approximately one-third of the positions on council are scheduled for nomination and election.

The CMPA Nominating Committee considers and selects nominees to recommend for election to the membership. All CMPA members have the opportunity to seek nomination and election to council on the basis of their province/territory of work (geographical area) and their type of practice. Current members of council may also choose to seek nomination and re-election for an additional three year term. An annual Report of the Nominating Committee is prepared, outlining the recommended nominees to the CMPA membership. CMPA members may also propose additional nominee(s). If eligible nominations are received from the membership, online elections are held for any contested council positions. Nominees who are unopposed are acclaimed to their positions without the requirement for an election.

The council election process, including how candidates are nominated, is governed by Article 4 of the CMPA By-law.

2017 council elections

This year elections are being held for eight positions on the CMPA Council:

  • Area 1 (British Columbia and Yukon), Division B - one position contested for election
  • Area 2 (Alberta), Division A - one position contested for election
  • Area 2 (Alberta), Division A or B - one position contested for election
  • Area 5 (Ontario), Division A - two positions contested for election
  • Area 5 (Ontario), Division B - one position contested for election
  • Area 6 (Québec), Division B - one position contested for election
  • Area 8 (Nova Scotia), Division A or B - one position contested for election

All CMPA members in Areas with elections are eligible and encouraged to vote for both the Division A and Division B positions (where applicable).

Voting takes place May 10th, 2017 to June 14th, 2017, 11:59 (Pacific, Mountain, Eastern or Atlantic time) depending on the location of the election.

The candidates

Get to know the candidates - click to read the candidates’ profiles and statements:

Area 1 (British Columbia and Yukon) - one Division B position contested for election

Area 2 (Alberta) - one Division A position contested for election

Area 2 (Alberta) - one Division A or B position contested for election

Area 5 (Ontario) - two Division A positions contested for election

Area 5 (Ontario) - one Division B position contested for election

Area 6 (Québec) - one Division B position contested for election

Area 8 (Nova Scotia) - one Division A or B position contested for election

How to vote

If you are a CMPA member in British Columbia and Yukon, Alberta, Ontario, Québec or Nova Scotia, you will have received an email (if available) or a letter in the mail containing your voting credentials and the link to the online election website. Use this information to:

  • Access your online election ballot through the secure, online election website
  • Read the candidate profiles and statements
  • Submit your vote

Review the "Frequently Asked Questions - 2017 CMPA Council Elections" [PDF] for common election process and technical questions.

Upon conclusion of the election, the votes will be tabulated by an independent election agency. All votes are secure and confidential.

All CMPA members in Areas with elections are eligible and encouraged to vote for both the Division A and Division B positions (where applicable).

Election results will be announced on August 23rd, 2017, during the CMPA Annual Meeting in Québec City, Québec, and will be posted at that time on the CMPA website.

Other council positions scheduled for election in 2017

Some of the 2017 council positions not in an election will be filled by nominees who were unopposed [PDF].

The 2017 Report of the Nominating Committee for council positions scheduled for nomination and election was posted on www.cmpa-acpm.ca as of February 22nd, 2017.

For more information

Read about the council nomination and election process, including how candidates are nominated.

Still have questions? Please email elections@cmpa.org or contact Ms. Jennifer Sexton, Supervisor, Executive Services and Governance at 1-800-267-6522, extension 483.

Learn more about the council nomination and election process