Last day to vote in 2012 ICAO election online
Canada's accounting magazine The Bottom Line had an article on the ICAO elections five years ago - with a focus on those dissatisfied with the outcomes of the process. Let's see if people have more luck playing the underdog card this time.
If you miss the 5 p.m. deadline, you could go attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 20, 2012 in person. It's at 4:30 pm. I'll be busy teaching financial literacy that day so I'll go vote online now.
As I mentioned previously, this election is a Big Deal, as there's an actual competition in place: 18 candidates vying for 8 positions.
You can retrieve your voting number by going to the election page, in case you have your member number and password memorized. Alternatively, use the number on the 2012 Ballot and Proxy that came in the mail a month ago and type that in directly on the voting site.
If you're interested in hearing from a united group of 8 candidates led by the anti-merger petition organizer Ricky Tsui, who happens to be a candidate in that group, check out their site.Interestingly, more than these 8 are opposed to the merger. Candidate 8, Ryan Greaves, for example, also states in his bio that a merger is not the answer. I recommend reading through all the bios before making your decision.
I tried to give equal representation to the "pro-merger"/greybeard side of this election but I can't find a site for them other than a defunct slideshow that's been taken offline, so you can simply read the official member bios when making your decision.
I'm very curious to see if this "grassroots rebellion" against the pro-merger forces will succeed. For more insights, check out the discussion at redflagdeals on the merger topic