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CIRA members to endorse election nominees

By Julie Lépine
Manager, Membership Relations

Starting today, CIRA members will determine who will appear on the final members’ slate of the board election by endorsing nominees. The deadline to submit endorsements is 2 p.m. ET on September 13, 2023.

The nominees are:

David Mackey
Frank Michlick
Jacquelin d’Eon
John Schaub
Paul Williams
Rob Villeneuve
Robert Birkner
Shaheen Rehmat

Learn more about the member nominees.


Endorsing nominees 

Each member nominee must obtain the support of at least 20 CIRA members to be listed on the final members’ slate. Members may endorse nominees through the online show of support site. To access the ballot, each eligible member will receive an email on August 30 containing a link to the voting site and a unique voter ID and PIN number to login. 

Final slate of candidates 

Following the results of the member nominee endorsements, a final slate of candidates and the results of the nominee endorsements will be posted on CIRA’s website on September 20, 2023. 


Information about CIRA’s board election is available at 


About CIRA 

CIRA is the national not-for-profit best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians. The organization also offers enterprise-quality registry, DNS and cybersecurity services to organizations across Canada and around the world. As a member-based, mission-driven not-for-profit, CIRA also has a much broader goal to promote a trusted internet for Canadians.