Date of issue: Date: 28 Novembre 2002
Purpose of this Policy and Regulatory Directive
The purpose of this Policy and Regulatory Directive (PRD)
is to specify:
- The composition of the BoD;
- The election of Directors;
- The terms of service; and
- Identify the responsibilities of the BoD.
Composition of the BoD
- The BoD of the HPAC shall consist of a minimum of three and a maximum
of seven regional Directors. One Director shall be elected from those
regions which put forth at least one candidate.
The seven regions are:
- British Columbia and Yukon;
- Alberta and Northwest Territories
- Manitoba and Nunavut;
- Quebec; and
- Atlantic Provinces.
- A permanent change in the number of Directors requires a majority
vote of the members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members as specified
in the By-laws.
Election of Directors
- Members of the HPAC shall elect Directors in accordance with PRD 205.
- Election of members from the seven regions will be alternated geographically:
- In even numbered years, Elections of Directors will be held from
the following provinces
- British Columbia and Yukon;
- Ontario; and
- the Atlantic Provinces
- In odd numbered years, Elections of Directors will be held from
the following provinces:
- Alberta and Northwest Territories;
- Manitoba and Nunavut; and
- New Directors shall be elected no later than one month prior to the
end of the calendar year of an election year. Newly elected Directors
will take office no later than the end of February following an election
year. The intervening period between the election and the time the new
Directors assume office will be used for an orderly transition between
the incumbent BoD and the new BoD. The incumbent BoD shall specify the
exact schedule for the transition.
- If there are no candidates for a region, then no Director will represent
that region. A representative for that region may be elected during the
next yearly HPAC elections, or by By-Election at any time before the next
yearly elections. Regions without their own elected Director shall have
their interests represented jointly by the other Directors of the board.
- Because the role of President requires substantial time commitment,
the President may choose to resign as Director of his/her region, in which
case that region may hold a By-Election to replace their Director.
Terms of Service
- Directors shall normally hold their position for two years. A change
to these terms of service requires a majority vote of the members at an
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members as specified in the By-laws.
- Should a Director fail to participate in the on-going deliberations
of the BoD for a period of three months he/she may be asked to resign.
Should the Director not resign, the BoD can remove the Director.
- In the event of a resignation or removal of a Director , the BoD
may call a by-election (PRD 205) in the region represented by that Director.
- By-Elections will be allowed solely at the discretion of the majority
of the BoD, determined on the merits of each situation at the time.
Responsibilities of the BoD
- The responsibilities of the Directors and the BoD are specified in
the By-Laws and specific PRDs.