The Opening of the 98th AGM of the Professional Institute

At 8:30 a.m. sharp on Friday, November 17, 2017, AGM Co-Chairs Marilyn Best and Laurent Joncas called the 98th Annual General Meeting to order with a warm welcome to the 458 delegates.

Joining the Chairs at the head table are: President Debi Daviau, Parliamentarian Robert Trudeau and Julie Gagnon, AGM Coordinator and Recording Secretary.

The assembly observed a moment of silence to honour members who had passed away since the previous AGM. Pursuant to a resolution at the 2014 AGM, delegates proudly stood at attention for the Canadian National Anthem. 

As delegates prepared for business, the Chairs reviewed the rules of procedure and conduct, and led the delegates through the initial items on the agenda, including the disposition of the 2016 AGM resolutions.

Members not attending the Annual General Meeting are able to view, on the PIPSC web site, live broadcasts of key AGM events such as the keynote address by Alex Himelfarb, former Clerk of the Privy Council, and President Debi Daviau’s address to the delegates.

These AGM high points will also be recorded and available on the site for later viewing by members. Links to these broadcasts will be available on our Home page at under News or on the AGM page at