IPIC 2012-2013 Council
Bennett Jones LLP
Mark B. Eisen, LLB
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Belmore Neidrauer LLP
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Lespérance & Martineau S.E.N.C
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Perry + Currier Inc.
The members of Council (IPIC’s board of directors) are elected
at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Council is
composed of nine members: the immediate past president,
four officers and four councillors.
Every member of Council,
except for the past president, is elected for a term of one
year. However, IPIC has adopted a practice which, subject to
the vote by the members at the AGM, provides for continuity
by allowing councillors to serve on Council for two years
with two new members being elected each year.
absent from Council for at least a year, a former councillor
may be invited by the Nominating Committee to become the
treasurer. This person makes a five year commitment: after
being treasurer, he or she normally becomes secretary then
vice-president, president and finally, past president.
The Nominating Committee is composed of the president,
the two immediate past presidents, and an associate member.
The Nominating Committee considers, among others, the
names of IPIC members who, on their committee application
form, have expressed an interest in serving on Council. The
Nominating Committee also takes into consideration
volunteer involvement by members as well as the requirement
of maintaining a representative Council.
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