March 1, 2012
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 March 30, 2012. 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
Provinces in Region
Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick, Prince Edward
Island, Newfoundland and
Territories & Nunavut
British Columbia, Yukon
Elected representatives serve two-year terms of office and are eligible to be selected as members
of three-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.
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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 two-year terms of office for successful candidates will commence on June 6, 2012.
Submitting Nomination Forms
Completed Nomination Forms should be submitted by no later than Friday, March 30, 2012 at
5:00 p.m. (Eastern):
Mail: Jason D. Bennett
Corporate Secretary & Director of Regional Councils
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
121 King Street West, Suite 1000
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