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CIRA elections & the member list

(personal post)

As you may or may not know, in past elections some candidates have obtained the list of CIRA members and emailed them directly asking to vote for them.

A candidate in the current election is asking for CIRA to provide him with the list in order to learn more about the process:
https://twitter.com/dbmackey/status/1405918573223104514

The reason the member list is available to members is part of the not-for-profit rules in Canada. Do you think this is a good feature? What do you think about candidates sending emails to the members?

(personal post)

Opinions are my own unless stated otherwise. I am not a lawyer.

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Re: CIRA elections & the member list

Not a fan of this if it's being used spam under the guise of soliciting votes.

Re: CIRA elections & the member list

The candidate from a few years ago that spammed me lost any chance of getting my vote. Just because it might be 'legal' doesn't make it ethical or appropriate. I don't think candidates should be allowed to spam the membership base.

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Re: CIRA elections & the member list

Have the potential candidate post an article and let him say what he wants.

The voting base can read the article and decide if they agree or not.

There really is no need to send unsolicited emails.

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Re: CIRA elections & the member list

MapleDots wrote:

Have the potential candidate post an article and let him say what he wants.

CIRA is hosting an election forum every year. Many of the candidates (especially the ones selected by the Nominating Committee) never show up in the forum, it's mostly the member candidates. But also voting members are relatively rare in that forum.

Opinions are my own unless stated otherwise. I am not a lawyer.

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Re: CIRA elections & the member list

Chances are it's too convoluted for members to see.
I tried a few times and I swear CIRA makes things complicated on purpose.

Propose a more open forum and participation will probably increase.