Voters’ Kit for the 2021 Election to the CFIA-VM Group Executive

December 2020

Following the close of nominations on December 3, 2020, the following members expressed their willingness to serve as representatives on the CFIA-VM Group Executive. The term of office for the members elected to the CFIA-VM Group Executive shall be two (2) years.

You will find enclosed your personal ballot key.

This year, we will be electing 3 regional representatives, and 2 members-at-large to the CFIA-VM group executive, one (1) two-year term for each.

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



Regional Representative- Atlantic   

Mahammadu Abudulai

Krista Puddester

Regional Representative- Ontario    Ayman Soryal (Acclaimed)
Regional Representative - Quebec  Cheick Sidibé (Acclaimed)
Member-at-Large (2 Positions)       

Rohit Chhabra (Prairies/ Northwest Territories Region)

Valérie Coupal (Quebec Region)

Kirstin Macdonald - WITHDRAWN (Prairies/ Northwest Territories Region)

Bharathinder Singh (Ontario Region)

Larry Spitzke (Prairies/ Northwest Territories Region)   

Accordingly, elections are required for the Regional Representative- Atlantic position and both Member-at-large positions.


This is your voter’s kit for the election of the CFIA-VM Group Executive Member. Voting will be by the respective PIPSC region and by electronic means only. You will be receiving by email your electronic ballot key on January 6, 2021. Please note that you are entitled to vote for up to three (3) candidates depending on your region.

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


Members in good standing of PIPSC in the CFIA-VM Group are eligible to vote in their respective regional election and all member-at-large positions. 

Résumés Submitted By Candidates

All candidates were invited to submit résumés, of 200 words or less, stating their experience/objectives. The résumés of candidates for the positions you are eligible to vote for can be viewed on the PIPSC Web site when you go to submit your electronic vote.

NOTE: The résumés submitted have been reproduced without corrections. The translated versions were produced by PIPSC translators.


This Election Procedures will be done in accordance with the CFIA VM Group Constitution and By-Laws. The Constitution and By-Laws are available on the PIPSC Web site at

Deadline for receipt of ballots: February 7, 2021 (noon, Ottawa time)

The Elections Committee: Witold Wince (Chair), David Brown