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

The elections held in British Columbia and Yukon, Alberta, Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia are now closed. Thank you to all members who voted. The voting period was held from May 10 to June 14, 2017.

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

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

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

The candidates

The candidates for the elections appear below, along with the candidates’ profiles and statements:

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

Area 2 (Alberta) - one Division A position 

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

Area 5 (Ontario) - two Division A positions 

Area 5 (Ontario) - one Division B position 

Area 6 (Québec) - one Division B position 

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

Other council positions scheduled for election in 2017

Some of the council positions scheduled for election in 2017 were 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.

2018 nominations and elections

Read about the council nomination and election process, including how candidates are nominated. Information regarding the 2018 nomination and election process, including the 2018 Candidate Information Guide, will be available in the early Fall timeframe.

Still have questions? Please email elections@cmpa.org or contact Ms. Cheryle Watson, Manager, Executive Services and Governance at 1-800-267-6522, extension 534.

Learn more about the council nomination and election process