COPA Board of Directors
Maritimes By-election 2021

Election Results


The COPA Board of Directors would like to welcome and congratulate Stephen McCarthy on their election to represent New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia on the COPA Board, alongside Brian Pinsent. In May, COPA held a by election to replace Debbie Brekelmans, who resigned from the board this spring.

We would like to thank Brian Pound and Bruce Spears for putting their names forward and running for the board as well. We would also like to thank COPA Flight Captains Cameron Boekhoff, Gordon Mahaffy and Earle DePass for volunteering to be scrutineers of this by election.


Clark Morawetz
COPA Director Southern Ontario and Chair of the COPA Nomination Committee

**Voting period is now over. Please stay tuned for the results.

The COPA Maritimes region has two allocated Board of Director positions. Brian Pinsent holds one position and the second position has now become vacant due to Debbie Brekelmans recently announcing her resignation. We would like to thank Debbie for all the hard work and attention she has given to COPA and wish her the very best on all her future endeavors.

Voting between May 3, 2021 and May 14, 2021
A regional by-election is currently being held to fill this newly vacant position. Any COPA member in good standing from the Maritimes region (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or New Brunswick) may run for this position. Please note, the deadline for receiving nominations was Friday, April 30, 2021. The election will open May 3th, 2021 and will close May 14th, 2021. The new Director elected will be presented to the COPA membership at the Annual General Meeting in June 2021.

Meet the candidates
Click on a candidate’s name to view their bio.

Stephen McCarthy

Brian Pound

Bruce Spears

How to vote
Voting is open to our Maritime members in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. To vote, please ensure you are logged into the COPA website, using your membership ID or email address, followed by your password. Once logged in, and after reviewing all the candidate’s bios, click on the Vote Now button below. If you require assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at