Notice of Election Results in District 6, 7, 8 and 9. Congratulations to the winners!
Counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward and Victoria:
Dr. John Rapin was acclaimed
Counties of Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Russell and Stormont, and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton:
Dr. Judith Plante was elected
Dr. Dennis Pitt was re-elected
Territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury and Timiskaming:
Dr. Steven Bodley was re-elected
Territorial districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay:
Dr. Andrew Turner was elected
Congratulations to all the elected 2016 District Councillors and to all the candidates who ran in the 2015 district elections.
This is the third year that voting was conducted on-line using electronic ballots. Members overwhelmingly supported and expressed appreciation for the ease and efficiency of the on-line voting system. Voter participation was quite respectable with 31% of eligible voters voting in District 7, 39.3 % in District 8 and 49.4% in District 9.
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 self-regulation, and the College’s commitment to acting first and foremost in the interest of the public.
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: Elected members are eligible to serve up to three consecutive terms (nine consecutive years).
Council meetings: Four two day meetings 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 $466 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.
(The College’s by-laws allow candidates to request a recount no more than 14 days after the date of an election.)
See Council and Committees