Voting Results of Special Meeting of CPA Members
We would like to thank the 491 members who took the time to vote this past week on the five motions put forward by the board of directors.
Changes to the bylaws require a confirmation by special resolution of the members, which means they must be passed by a majority of no less than two-thirds of the votes cast. The vote closed at 2:00 pm EDT and all five motions were approved by the membership. The detailed results are as follows:
Motion 1: President will be appointed from among directors elected to the board
328 in favour (66.8%), 158 against, 5 abstentions
Motion 2: External partners can attend board meetings, but cannot vote
353 in favour (71.9%), 126 against, 12 abstentions
Motion 3: Directors will be limited to two consecutive terms
446 in favour (90.8%), 36 against, 9 abstentions
Motion 4: The board can fill vacancies following an election
384 in favour (78.2%), 76 against, 31 abstentions
Motion 5: A new Council of Sections will nominate a member to the board
434 in favour (88.4%), 31 against, 26 abstentions
The approved changes to the bylaws are effective immediately.