Nominations for the 2015 District elections are now closed. On-line voting in Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 will open Thursday, September 17th and will close Tuesday, October 13th at 4 p.m.
The following candidates have put their names forward to serve on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons:
Counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward and Victoria:
Congratulations to Dr. John Rapin who has been acclaimed.
Counties of Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Russell and Stormont, and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton:
2 positions, 4 candidates:
Territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury and Timiskaming:
1 position, 2 candidates:
Territorial districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay:
1 position, 3 candidates:
Polls will be open from Thursday, September 17th to Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 4pm. Ballots received after 4pm on October 13th will not be counted. Reminders will be sent to eligible voters who have not voted.
This is the third year on-line voting has been utilized. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The College is committed to reviewing and improving the Council election process yearly to maximize efficiency and encourage voter participation.
The Council is the governing body of the College. The Regulated Health Professions Act stipulates that it 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 consecutive three-year terms.
Council meetings: Four or five per year.
Committees: Each Council member is appointed to one or more committees. Time commitments vary by committee.
Payment: Fees are set in the by-laws for participation in College activities. The current rate is $457 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.
See Council and Committees