Nominations for the 2016 District elections are now closed. Elections will be held on Tuesday, October 11th in Districts 1 and 4. The following candidates have put their names forward to serve on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
District 1 Composed of the counties of Essex, Kent and Lambton (1 position)
District 2 Composed of the counties of Elgin, Huron, Middlesex, Oxford, and Perth (1 position)
District 3 Composed of the counties of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Wellington, and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (1 position)
District 4 Composed of the County of Brant and the regional municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, and Niagara (2 positions)
Polls will be open from Tuesday, September 20th to Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 4pm. Ballots received after 4pm on October 11th will not be counted. Reminders will be sent to all eligible voters who have not voted periodically throughout the voting period.
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 $457.50 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.
See Council and Committees