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CIRA members elect 2021 CIRA board members

By Shehnila Sayeed
Communications Specialist

Ottawa, ON – October 1, 2021 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2021 board of directors election.

This year, CIRA members voted to elect five new directors. One of the Nomination Committee vacancies was for a Replacement Seat, filling out the remainder of a resigning board member’s term. Thus, all Directors elected will serve three-year terms except for the Replacement Seat, who was elected for a two-year term.

  • Liza Aboud
  • Gwen Beauchemin (replacement seat)
  • Anne Butler
  • Eric Hill
  • Samantha Ventresca

View the full list of election candidates and their respective vote counts.

Participating in CIRA’s board of directors election is one way CIRA members and Canadians can contribute to the development of Canada’s internet. Thank you to all candidates and nominees who participated in this year’s election as well as the CIRA members who took time to vote.

Information about CIRA’s board of directors election is available at


About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. A member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally.