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The Canadian Committee is a NASPA committee. Its mandate is to manage matters pertaining solely to Canadian and not to American players. To contact the committee, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following members currently belong to the committee:
Each year two CC positions will expire on December 31. Prior to that date, there will be a nomination period for new candidates (lasting from September 1 to October 15). During that time, all Canadian NASPA members in good standing may nominate themselves or have others nominate them to run for election to the CC. The incumbents may also seek re-election.
SPECIAL NOTE: On August 30, 2013, the CC voted to not allow any Canadians who live outside of Canada to run in a CC election. Because of the regional organization of the CC, it was determined that an expatriate would have an unfair advantage in an election over resident Canadians because he/she would not be subject to the maximum and minimum membership quotas of the regions.
Each year the CC election period will run from November 1 to November 30. All Canadian NASPA members in good standing may vote in this election. An online voting system will be instituted. (The CC will appoint a returning officer responsible for receiving and counting ballots cast by voters who prefer to vote by paper ballot.) All votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30.
Each voter may vote for as many as two candidates on the ballot, but may only submit one ballot (online, email or paper).
There is no limit to the number of candidates allowed to seek election each year. In most cases the two candidates with the highest vote totals shall be elected to three-year terms that begin on the following January 1. (Note: Because there are maximum and minimum regional requirements for the CC, a scenario might exist where candidates finishing worse than second in the election could win a spot ahead of candidates who finished with greater vote totals. Similarly, it is also possible for a candidate to win a CC spot by acclamation in a year when other candidates need to be elected. See Structure of Canadian Committee for further details.)
If an election ends in a tie that must be broken, a runoff election will be held. Deadlines to submit votes will be announced as necessary. If the runoff election ends in a tie, a lottery or coin toss will be used to break the tie.
Any disputes about the elections process will be decided by the CC members (excluding those running for re-election).
The nomination period ran from September 1 through October 15. Four nominations were received by the Committee, two third-party nominations and two self-nominations. Though numerous attempts by telephone and email were made to contact one of the third-party nominees, the Committee was unable to reach the nominee and thus the nomination was effectively declined. The other third-party nominee accepted the nomination. When it became apparent that there would be an election, one of the three candidates withdrew their nomination, leaving two candidates who have been acclaimed to the Canadian Committee for the term running from 2019 to 2021. Congratulations to Joshua Sokol (Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces) and Colin Viebrock (Western Canada/Territories) whose terms will begin January 1, 2019. (Due to Joshua being one of the nominees, I was the Returning Officer for the process.)
The nomination process for the 2017 CC Election began on September 1 and ended at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 15. All Canadian-based NASPA members in good standing were eligible to nominate themselves or other Canadian-based NASPA members for election. The actual election period, had it been needed, would have run from November 1 to November 30.
The three-year terms of both Andy Saunders and Siri Tillekeratne are expiring on December 31, 2017. Each was eligible to run for re-election. The following two people registered to be candidates:
As these were the only two registered candidates by the October 15 deadline, both win places on the CC by acclamation.
The Committee has the following items on its agenda:
The following members have served past terms on the committee:
|Tony Leah (EX)|
|David Boys (GM)|
|Randall Thomas (EX)|
|Tony Leah (EX)|
|Bernard Gotlieb (EX)|
|Joshua Sokol (EX)|
|Joshua Sokol (EX)|