Results: 2018 Board of Director Elections

Voting for the 2018 Board of Directors elections concluded on Monday, April 2, 2018. We are pleased to announce the results to our membership and we congratulate each candidate for putting their name forward for consideration. Without the willingness of our members to take an active role in volunteering for our organization, COPA would not be able to continue our important work for general aviation in Canada. We hope that those candidates not successful this year will continue to remain actively involved in the organization through the many opportunities available.

We would also like to thank the members for turning out in record numbers to vote in this year’s elections. Overall turnout was 31.14% of eligible voters, the highest ever in our organization’s 66 year history. Regionally, turnout was 31.14% in BC and Yukon, 38.35% in Southern Ontario, and 16.87% in Quebec.

The ballots, both online and paper, were counted and the results certified at the COPA office by a team of member-scrutineers on Wednesday, April 4. We would like to thank them for their contribution to the process: Kevin Psutka, Earle dePass, and Claude Roy.

The winning candidates will begin their four-year terms upon ratification of the results by the members at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in June.

Congratulations to the winning candidates:

British Columbia and Yukon (2 positions):

DAVID BLACK: 207, 25.46%
DAVID McELROY: 166, 20.41%
ARTHUR LORING: 123, 15.12%
PETER LYTHALL: 121, 14.88%
KENNETH WELTE: 85, 10.45%
MARC R.B. WHITTEMORE: 70, 8.61%
PAT COCHRANE: 41, 5.04%

Southern Ontario (3 positions):

CLARK MORAWETZ: 329, 18.15%
DOUGLAS RONAN: 317, 17.49%
KEVIN R. ELWOOD: 301, 16.61%
CONRAD HATCHER: 238, 13.13%
ALEXANDER MARTINS: 149, 8.22%
PAUL S. ARMSTRONG: 141, 7.78%
OLIVER JAVANPOUR: 107, 5.90%
PHILLIP LIGHTSTONE: 94, 5.18%
RANDY PECKHAM: 86, 4.74%
JOSEPH ABLEY: 50, 2.75%

Quebec (2 positions)*:

JONATHAN BEAUCHESNE: 162, 33.67%
MATTHIEU DELORME: 148, 30.76%
PAUL-MARC MAJOR: 90, 18.71%

NB: Jean Messier withdrew his candidacy on March 16th.