Election to the Board of directors
The annual election to the Board of directors of the Order will be held in May 2018, in accordance with the Professional Code and the Règlement sur les élections et l’organisation de l'Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, in order to fill the following positions:
- elected director from the Capitale-Nationale/Chaudière-Appalaches region (Electoral region No. 2)
- elected director from the Laval - Laurentides region (Electoral region No. 6)
- two of the five elected director from the Montreal region1 (Electoral region No. 4)
Twelve (12) directors are elected for a three-year term from among members of the Order practicing in Quebec. Members wishing to submit their nomination must send to the Order before the deadline:
- their nomination paper;
- their nomination file;
- and a high-resolution passport-size photo (JPEG format).
As the returning officer, the secretary of the Order ensures the efficient conduct of the elections. The secretary also monitors compliance with the Code of conduct respecting elections to the Board of directors [PDF], which provides a framework for the election administration, the conduct of candidates for election and aspects related to the content of the election campaign.
If the number of nominations received by the deadline, by electoral region, exceeds the number of vacant seats, the members from this region entered on the roll of the Order on April 1, 2018, will be mailed a ballot paper along with the candidates’ resumés and photographs.
At the end of the nomination period, the Order will publish on this page messages that candidates may wish to address to the voting members of their electoral region, after ensuring that they fully comply with the Code of conduct [PDF].
Directors’ role and responsibilities
The Board of directors sees to the general administration of the affairs of the Order and the application of the Professional Code, the Chartered Professional Accountants Act and the regulations made thereunder.
Given the importance of their responsibilities, the individuals called on to serve as directors must exercise prudence and diligence, in accordance with the principle of “fiduciary duty”. This principle requires directors to act with loyalty and integrity and in good faith. Because they must maintain solidarity in support of the board, directors are accountable for the board’s decisions, and these decisions may expose them to liability. Therefore, it is crucial that they be well-prepared for each meeting and stay current.
The Board of directors holds at least six meetings per year, not counting the extraordinary meetings which are generally held by conference call. Based on a schedule established by the Order, directors receive directors’ fees, and their travel expenses are reimbursed. They are also subject to a code of ethics.
To be eligible to stand for election to the Board, you must meet the following requirements:
- be entered on the roll of the Order on April 1, 2018;
- not be subject to a limitation or suspension of your right to engage in professional activities since at least 45 days before the polls close on May 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.;
- be domiciled in Quebec;
- have your professional domicile2 in the electoral region where you submitted your nomination.
Notice of election, nomination paper and nomination file
You wish to stand for election? Choose your region and download the documents below.
The nomination file must be completed online and submitted electronically by email at email@example.com.
List of scrutineers (2018)
- Danielle Boucher
- Michel Bergeron, CPA auditor, CA
- Nazir Badaroudine
Candidate and voter reference material
- Code of conduct respecting elections to the Board of directors of the Order [PDF]
- Code of ethics for members of the Board of directors [PDF]
- Description of expectations for members of the Board of directors and of the Executive committee [PDF]
1. To exercise their right to elect directors, members who have their professional domicile outside of Canada shall be deemed to be part of electoral region No. 4 (Montreal) (section 3 of the Règlement sur les élections et l’organisation de l'Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec).
2. A professional domicile is the place where a member principally practises the profession. If a member does not engage in professional activities, then that member’s place of residence shall constitute his or her professional domicile.