I am interested in this role because as a senior physician with experience in clinical medicine, academic medicine, the political side of medicine, and with experience in the business world, I come with a perspective that I think will provide assistance to physicians in the future. I am willing to participate for others. The benefits of my perspective will be primarily for those coming behind me. Over my career, I have seen the slow development of a power imbalance, primarily between practising physicians and those representing institutions. I will interpret my election as an endorsement to lobby the other member of the council of the CMPA in order to direct the CMPA to help address this imbalance. This will improve our working relationships and environment and ultimately improve the delivery of health care to our patients.