Today (March 16, 2017), Jean Messier, candidate for the COPA Board of Directors for Quebec, informed the chair of COPA’s Elections Committee that he was withdrawing from the ballot for personal reasons.

Mr. Messier said in his statement:

“It is with great regret that I have to withdraw my candidacy in the current Quebec election region for personal reasons.

You can count on me to continue to serve as chairman of the Board until the end of my office after June 2018 AGM. Later, if time permits, I will be happy to contribute to committees where my expertise and experience could be useful for COPA.”

We thank Mr. Messier for his many contributions to COPA, not just as a director on the Board but also as Chairman. The Association wishes him well in his future endeavours.

Consequently, Mr. Messier’s name has been removed from the online ballot. Quebec members who may have voted for Mr. Messier and who wish to change their selection can log back into the website and do so at any time until April 2, 2018.

Members voting by paper ballot can request a new one from COPA. Existing ballots will still be accepted, but votes for Mr. Messier will not be counted.

For any concerns or questions, we invite members to contact COPA: 613-236-4901.