CIRA Election Forum
Forum électoral de CIRA

We appreciate everyone's participation and lively discussion surrounding CIRA's board election.
Voting will end today (October 4) at 12:30 at which time the election forum will become inactive.

Nous apprécions la participation de tous·tes et les discussions animées entourant l'élection du conseil de CIRA.
Le vote se terminera aujourd'hui (le 4 octobre) à 12h30, au même moment le forum électoral deviendra inactif.

  • Alex

    October 3, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I had offered to take this discussion offline as your points deserve a rebuttal. Your public innuendos about my innuendos are ill founded.

    By way of background, the firm I founded was one of the top 10 employers in Canada – not just NCR or Ontario. We had a sterling HR record. So, no misogyny or cultural prejudice. We were diverse as 50% of the executive team were women. We had diversity but never in competence! I also have worked at the executive level for about 3 decades in Ottawa so know the IT market well here; but not for the Ottawa Waterloo corridor because it only exists in CIRA’s mind.

    If you attended last years AGM, you heard that the Board Chair appointed herself to chair the Compensation Committee, hand selected its members and presented no comparators for the Board to allow them to make an informed decision, simply what she wanted. While you reference a “political view”, my lens is a business and governance one. Realistically, how difficult is it to run a registry that many consider both a commodity and a monopoly?

    You should ask yourself why must all publicly traded companies declare the full compensation packages for the CEO and NEO? What makes the NFP different other than as a not for profit it pays no corporate taxes?

    Do you really think that CIRA is transparent and acts as though it is accountable to its members or is it being run for a small select subset?

    FYI, I am very familiar with many rules of order. I tried to make a comment right at outset of the meeting as the agenda was being discussed (was it?). I was only allowed in towards the end!

    Do you worry that CIRA is in violation of the Canada Not For Profit Act (CNPA)? Are you of the belief that getting a list of members and paying $500 is reasonable as a cost recovery, even if that money is donates to charity (proving it has nothing to do with cost recovery!)