Council Elections

Nominations for the 2017 District elections are now closed. Four candidates in District 10 have been acclaimed. An election will be held on Tuesday, October 10th in District 5.

The following candidates have put their names forward to serve on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

District 5: County of Simcoe; the District Municipality of Muskoka and the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel and York (2 positions):

District 10: City of Toronto (4 positions). Congratulations to the following candidates who have been acclaimed:

  • Dr. Philip Berger
  • Dr. Haidar Mahmoud
  • Dr. Peeter Poldre
  • Dr. Patrick Safieh

Online Voting

Polls will be open from Tuesday, September 19th to Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 4 p.m. Ballots received after 4 p.m. on October 10th will not be counted. Reminders will be sent to all eligible voters who have not voted throughout the voting period.

Role of Council Members

Council members are elected to protect and serve the public interest. When elected to Council, Council members must bear in mind the tenets of medical regulation, and the College’s commitment to acting first and foremost in the interest of the public.

About Council

Dr. Carol LeetThe Council is the governing body of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Regulated Health Professions Act stipulates that the Council consist of at least 32 and no more than 34 members. Council is composed of 16 elected physicians, three academic physician representatives and 13-15 members of the public who are appointed by Government.

Term of office: Maximum three years for elected physician members. Councillors may not serve more than three terms (nine consecutive years).

Council meetings: Four per year.

Committees: Each Council member is appointed to one or more committees. Time commitments vary by committee.

Compensation: Council members are paid a fee which is set by the Council’s by-laws. The current rate is $ 480.00 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.

See Council and Committees