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Fair Vote Canada is governed by a democratically-elected 15-person National Council.
Five three-year positions are elected each year using a single transferable voting (STV) system. All FVC members in good standing are eligible to vote and run for office. Each year the National Council members elect a five-person Executive Committee, consisting of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and action coordinator.
The Executive Director reports to the National Council and is responsible for managing the national campaign and organizational affairs. Executive Director Wayne Smith can be contacted at .
The current members and officers of the FVC National Council, with term expiry dates, are listed below.
The winners of the 2012 election are listed with term expiry dates of 2015.
June Macdonald (2015) june.macdonald at fairvote.ca
June completed a doctorate with voting system reform as a focus and has been a college educator for the past 20 years. She was one of the founders of the FVC Toronto Chapter and has been involved in the chapter as co-chair, as a presenter and has participated in many outreach activities.
Ryan Campbell (2015)
Ryan first became engaged in issues around electoral reform as an engineering student at the University of Toronto, where he saw firsthand the strengths and weaknesses of the variety of electoral systems then in use for student elections. He has served on the boards of similarly-sized non-profits such as the University of Toronto and the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students.
Rick Sawa (2015) - Treasurer
Rick is a semi-retired, long-time educator with a PhD in educational administration. Much of his work has been with indigenous populations as he has worked extensively with Aboriginal people and had a 3-year stint in Zimbabwe shortly after its independence. In addition to being on the National Board of The Council of Canadians, he has been the chair of the Prince Albert chapter since 1999, and is on the board of the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rick is also on the Steering Committee for Food Secure Canada, is past co-chair and now a member of the coordinating committee of Food Secure Saskatchewan, and is chair of the Prince Albert and Area Food Coalition. Rick also serves as a board member and treasurer of Green Energy Project—Saskatchewan, and an advisory board member of Next Up.
Rick has served on the executive of the Fair Vote Canada Saskatchewan chapter since its formation and recently assumed the role of interim co-chair. He has no primary commitment to any political party.
Doug Bailie - President (2014) doug.bailie at fairvote.ca
Doug is a co-founder of Fair Vote Canada and is active in the Edmonton Chapter. He has an MA in History from the University of Alberta and works as a public policy researcher.
Anita Nickerson (2014) - Action Coordinator lanickerson at b2b2c.ca
Anita Nickerson is a homeschooling mom and former mental health worker. She has been active in the Fair Vote Waterloo Region Chapter as secretary and co-chair.
Kelsey Wagner (2014) KelseyRWagner at gmail.com
Born in Edmonton, Kelsey grew up in Malaysia, which has a very vibrant electoral reform movement of its own. He is a politically unaffiliated Albertan who has taught, lived, and travelled across Canada and over forty other countries. He has a master's degree in Globalization Studies.
Danielle Nadine Daffe (2013)
Danielle was the founding Chair of the FVC Yukon Chapter, which also campaigns for fair voting reform in territorial elections.
Wilf Day (2013) - Chair/Secretary dayphope at on.aibn.com
Wilf has been a lawyer in Port Hope, Ontario since 1971, and was a school trustee for 12 years. He is one of the founders of the multipartisan FVC chapter in Northumberland County, Ontario, and has been active for many years in legal, community, non-profit, and political organizations in Ontario.
Jamie Deith (2013)
Jamie has been active in electoral reform since 2006, acting as a Director in Fair Voting BC, and as Financial Agent for British Columbians for BC-STV during the 2009 BC referendum.
Margaret Hoff (2013)
Margaret is a retired college teacher, President of the FVC London Chapter, and active in the London Chapter of the Council of Canadians. She chaired the London task force on governance, and was a member of London council's child-care advisory committee when she was a Fanshawe College early childhood education teacher. As a member of the London Women's Council, she became deeply involved in a 1988 project to encourage women to vote and run for city council seats. Hoff chaired a London citizens' committee that held meetings to teach voters about the electoral-reform question included with Ontario's 2007 election.
Stuart Parker (2013)