Council 2020-2021

Members may wish to contact the CMPA President to discuss governance issues. Inquiries regarding operational or case-specific matters should be directed to 1-800-267-6522.

The following are the 30 members of Council for 2020-2021.

President

Newfoundland and Labrador
Division: A
*Michael T. Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen is a strong advocate for protecting physician integrity and safe medical care.
Family medicine
Term ending: 2022

Council members by region

British Columbia and Yukon
Division: A
Michael Curry
LLB/JD, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, FCLM
Emergency medicine/Family medicine
Term ending: 2021
British Columbia and Yukon
Division: A
Paul A. Farnan
MB, BCh, MRCGP, FCFPC, CCFP(AM), FASAM, Dipl ABAM
Occupational and addiction medicine
Term ending: 2022
British Columbia and Yukon
Division: B
Victor F. Huckell
MD, FRCPC, FCCS, FACC, FESC
Cardiology
Term ending: 2023
British Columbia and Yukon
Division: B
*David Naysmith
BSc, DMD, MD, FRCSC
Plastic surgery
Term ending: 2021
Alberta
Division: A
Fred Rinaldi
MD, CCFP(F), LLB, MBA, MPA(HSA), BComm
Family medicine
Term ending: 2023
Alberta
Division: B
*Susan Chafe
BSc, BMed Sci, MD, LLB, FRCPC, ABR
Radiation oncology
Term ending: 2022
Alberta
Division: B
Wayne Rosen
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FASCRS
General and colorectal surgery
Term ending: 2023
Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Division: B
Mansfield Mela
MBBS, FRCPC, MSc Psych, FWACP, Founder of Forensic Psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry
Term ending: 2022
Manitoba
Division: A
*Darcy Johnson
BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Family medicine
Term ending: 2021
Ontario
Division: A
Debra E. Boyce (Past President)
BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Family medicine
Term ending: 2023
Ontario
Division: A
*Robert Cooper
LLB, JD, MD, CCFP(AM), FCFP, DABAM, DFASAM
Family medicine
Term ending: 2021
Ontario
Division: A
Elliot Halparin
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Family medicine
Term ending: 2022
Ontario
Division: A
*Birinder Singh
MD, LLB, CCFP, FCFP, Law Society of Ontario
Family medicine
Term ending: 2023
Ontario
Division: B
Alexander Barron
BSc, MD, MBA, MSc, FRCPC, DABP, FAAP, CGPL
Pediatrics
Term ending: 2021
Ontario
Division: B
*Gerard Craigen (2nd Vice-President)
BSc, JD, MD, FRCPC, FACPsych, FAPA
Psychiatry
Term ending: 2021
Ontario
Division: B
Gordon A. Crawford
MD, BSc(Hons), FRCSC
Orthopedic surgery
Term ending: 2021
Ontario
Division: B
Katy Shufelt
BSc Hon, MD, FRCPC
Interventional cardiology
Term ending: 2023
Ontario
Division: B
Jennifer Clara Tang
MD, FRCPC, MHSc (Bioethics), ARCT
Emergency medicine
Term ending: 2022
Ontario
Division: B
M. Christopher Wallace
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Neurosurgery
Term ending: 2022
Québec
Division: A
Jacques Bouchard
MD, CCFP
Family medicine
Term ending: 2022
Québec
Division: A
François Mercier
MD
Family medicine
Term ending: 2023
Québec
Division: A
Fahimy Saoud
MD
Family medicine
Term ending: 2022
Québec
Division: B
*Jean-Hugues Brossard (1st Vice-President)
MD, CSPQ, FRCPC
Endocrinology
Term ending: 2021
Québec
Division: B
Claude Mercier
MD, FRCSC
Pediatric neurosurgery
Term ending: 2023
Québec
Division: B
*Yvonne Molgat
BSc, MDCM, FRCSC
Ophthalmology
Term ending: 2021
Québec
Division: B
Patrick Trudeau
MD, CSPQ, FRCSC
General surgery
Term ending: 2021
New Brunswick
Division: B
Jennifer Anne Gillis-Doyle
MD, CCFP(PC), FRCPC
Palliative medicine
Term ending: 2022
Nova Scotia
Division: B
Alfred Bent
MD, FRCSC
Obstetrics and gynecology
Term ending: 2023
Prince Edward Island
Division: B
*Patrick C. Bergin
MD, FRCPC, FACP
General internal medicine
Term ending: 2023

*Member of the Executive Committee

Geographical areas: 1 British Columbia and Yukon | 2 Alberta | 3 Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut | 4 Manitoba | 5 Ontario | 6 Québec | 7 New Brunswick | 8 Nova Scotia | 9 Prince Edward Island | 10 Newfoundland and Labrador


Council representation

**To ensure appropriate representation across all specialities in medicine, surgery, and general practice, members seeking election must practice in one of the following two Divisions:

  • Division A - Certification from CFPC, or CMQ (Specialists in Family Medicine), or physicians without CFPC, CMQ, or RCPSC certification. One (1) Council position within Division A is filled by a member engaged in a residency program in Canada.
  • Division B - Specialist certification from RCPSC or CMQ, not including Specialists in Family Medicine.

The number of Division A or B positions in each area is determined by geographical location. In some instances, a council position within an area may be Division A or B.