Frequently asked questions about the election process are answered below.
Q: Who can vote in this election?
A: Any Ontario physician who is a member of the Canadian Medical Association is eligible to vote.
Q: Why can only Ontario physicians vote if this is a national association?
A: The Presidency of CMA rotates around the country in four zones: Quebec, Ontario, East, West. The President-elect is nominated from their home province via a local election, but the province’s selection is then ratified at the larger CMA General Council in August. The Council represents the entire country.
Q: When is the election date?
A: Voting occurs electronically over a three-week period from February 15, 2018 – March 7, 2018. Members will be sent voting packages for participation. The winner will be announced March 8th.
Q: How many people are running?
A: There are four candidates: myself, Dr. Atul Kapur (Ottawa), Dr. Mamta Gautam (Ottawa) and Dr. Sandy Buchman (Toronto).