There are thirteen (13) vacancies for Officers on the AV Group Executive. Successful candidates will take Office on June 1, 2018, all for three (3) year terms.

Following the close of nominations on April 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM (noon) EDT, listed here are the members that have expressed their willingness to serve as Officers on the AV Group Executive.



President (1 position)

Peter Gabriel

Robert Hunter

Mark Nicholson

Ray Paquette

Vice-President (1 position)

James Bright

Andrew Wigmore

Hong Xu

Secretary (1 position)

Andrée Doucet - Acclaimed

Treasurer (1 position)

Jason Huang

Raymond Poon

Atlantic Regional Representative (1 position)

David Chu - Acclaimed

BC/Yukon Regional Representative (1 position)

Angela Cowie

Jean Laberge

National Capital Regional Representative (1 position)

* (see below)

Ontario Regional Representative (1 position)

Emily Beckerman

Tommy Georgas

Prairies/NWT Regional Representative (1 position)

Linda Howes - Acclaimed

Quebec Regional Representative (1 position)

Jacques Laperrière - Acclaimed

Member-at-Large (3 positions)

Sidney MacInnis – Acclaimed

K. Philip Wang – Acclaimed

* (see below)


Elections will be held for the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, BC/Yukon Regional Representative and Ontario Regional Representative. Voting is by electronic means only. A ballot key for electronic voting will be sent out to members eligible to vote. Voter’s Kits (as required) will be distributed by

27-Apr-2018 with a deadline for return of ballots as 25-May-2018 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Six (6) people have been acclaimed to Executive positions.  Congratulations to David Chu, Andrée Doucet, Linda Howes, Jacques Laperrière, Sidney MacInnis and K. Philip Wang.

* We did not receive a nomination for the position of National Capital Regional Representative nor did we receive three (3) nominations for Member-at-Large.  In accordance with AV Group By-Law 7.2.2, the new AV Group Executive may appoint qualified members after they take office on 01-Jun-2018.

By-Law 7.2.2: “In the event that insufficient nominations are received to fill the vacancies, the Elections Committee shall attempt to obtain the names of additional persons willing and able to serve sufficient to fill the remaining vacancies.  If none are forthcoming, the Executive may appoint an eligible member to that position”.

Please read all materials carefully to ensure that your vote will be counted.

Voter Eligibility:

All AV Group Regular and Retired members in good standing are eligible to vote for President, Vice-President and Treasurer, and:

  • for the BC/Yukon Regional Representative, eligible voters include Regular members working in the BC/Yukon Region and Retired members living in the BC/Yukon Region.
  • for the Ontario Regional Representative, eligible voters include Regular members working in the Ontario Region and Retired members living in the Ontario Region.

Resumes Submitted by Candidates:

All candidates were invited to submit resumes, of 300 words or less, stating their experience/objectives.  The resumes submitted have been reproduced without corrections.  The translated versions were produced by PIPSC translators.

Deadline for on-line voting: 5:00 pm (Ottawa time) on Friday, May 25, 2018

Elections Committee:

Jo-Ann Foster (Staff Resource), Tim Azab, Gordon Hiltz, Christine Lemay, James McMillan (Chair), Stephan Moushian, Patrick Provost