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BULLETIN #0742-M
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Sarah Rickard

Director, Regional Councils

416-945-5143

srickard@mfda.ca

BULLETIN #0742-M

March 14, 2018

Regional Councils

For Distribution to Relevant Parties within your Firm

Call for Nominations to Regional Councils

Members are invited to nominate candidates for election to the MFDA’s four Regional Councils by no later than April 20, 2018. To be eligible, a nominee must be (i) a resident of the applicable Region; and (ii) a partner, officer, director, employee or agent of a Member in that Region.

Regional Council

Provinces in Region

Positions Available

Nomination Form

Atlantic

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

10

Atlantic Nomination Form

Central

Ontario, Québec

20

Central Nomination Form

Prairie

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

20

Prairie Nomination Form

Pacific

British Columbia, Yukon

20

Pacific Nomination Form

Elected representatives serve 2-year terms of office and are eligible to be selected as members of 3-person Hearing Panels that adjudicate MFDA disciplinary proceedings. In addition, the Chair of each Regional Council is eligible to become an ex officio member of the MFDA’s Policy Advisory Committee which provides advice and comment on the legal, regulatory and market implications of MFDA Rules, Policies and operations.

A Member may nominate up to two (2) candidates in each Region in which the Member has a head office or at least one branch office.

In addition to the eligibility criteria above, nominees should have a strong background in compliance and have held senior positions within the industry and their Member firms for a number of years. Further information regarding the Regional Councils can be found in sections 17-19 of MFDA By-law No. 1.

Election Process

If the number of nominees in any Region exceeds the number of positions available, the MFDA will coordinate a mail-in ballot process to elect representatives to each such Regional Council.

If an election is required, the names of all eligible nominees will be put on a ballot and sent to Members in the applicable Region, along with a brief profile of each nominee. Each Member in the Region will then be entitled to vote for one or more of the nominees (up to the maximum number of positions available).

Terms of Office

The 2-year terms of office for successful candidates will commence on June 7, 2018.

Submitting Nomination Forms

Completed Nomination Forms must be submitted by no later than Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern):

Mail: Sarah Rickard
Legal Counsel and Director of Regional Councils
Office of the Corporate Secretary
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
121 King Street West, Suite 1000
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3T9

Email: corporatesecretary@mfda.ca

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