Election of a New Leader

The National Executive Committee meeting on Sunday, November 3, 2019, provided an opportunity for a change of guard at the lead of the APS with the election of Stéphane Désautels as APS National President. It was the last major topic on the agenda. The historic proposal was presented by David MacFarlane, the most senior member of the group. He was seconded by Toronto Local President Nathan Farr. The motion was unanimously adopted to appoint Stéphane Désautels, President of Montreal Local Branch, as interim National President.

APS in Good Financial Standing

Under the direction of the National Treasurer, Isabelle Benoit.

The National Executive session began with a detailed presentation of the association’s financial statements by the firm Désormeaux, Patenaude Inc. The two main partners running the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) firm, Aline Désormeaux and Jasmin Patenaude were present to describe to the participants the details of APS financial activity and its results at the close of its fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. In addition to the members of the executive, delegates present at the previous day’s National Council were invited to attend as observers. The association not only carries on the tradition with sound financial management, but its assets are increasing significantly, thanks to the implementation of its new investment policy and the increase in new members. Both C.A. partners were pleased to learn that the voting results gave them the mandate to prepare the financial statements for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

Other Topics

The Executive Committee also discussed numerous topics ranging from the collective agreement status to Christmas parties.

For more information, please click on the following link for additional detailed minutes of the meeting:

National Executive Committee Meeting



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