MONTREAL, March 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The members of the Quebec Medical
Association (QMA) have elected by majority vote, on the second ballot, Dr.
Robert Ouellet, current President of the QMA, as candidate for the position of
President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association.
"I am enthusiastic about representing the medical profession as part of
the prestigious Canadian Medical Association," declared Dr. Ouellet. "I want
to thank the Québec medical community for its support."
This election by universal suffrage was a first for the QMA. All of the
members, nearly 9000 physicians, general practitioners, specialists, residents
and medical students, were invited to choose one of three candidates aspiring
to the position of President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
for the year 2007. In all, 1233 of them exercised their voting rights.
The other two candidates, who have previously served as President of the
QMA, were Drs. André Senikas and Daniel Wagner, both general practitioners in
Montérégie. The QMA's current President, Dr. Ouellet, is a radiologist who
practises mainly in Laval.
The QMA will submit the name of the candidate designated by Québec to the
CMA's Nominating Committee. He will stand for election at the CMA's Annual
Meeting which will be held in Vancouver from August 19 to 22, 2007.
Under the CMA's current by-laws, the President-Elect becomes President of
the CMA the following year, in this case 2008. The CMA has around 64,000
members and is one of the most powerful lobby groups in the country. By
tradition, every seven years or so, the President-Elect of the CMA comes from
The QMA is a non-union organization whose mission is to bring Québec's
physicians together and to support them in order to ensure high quality health
care and health conditions for Québec's population.
For further information:
For further information: Claudette Duclos, General Manager of Elections,
(514) 866-0660 or 1-800-363-3932, firstname.lastname@example.org