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National Council

The National Council consists of 17 Directors, 16 of which are elected - three (3) each elected by the five (5) regional/provincial councils plus one (1) elected from the Newfoundland provincial council.  The final director is the CNPA Past President.

The Executive Officers of the National Council are the President, a First Vice-President, four (4) Vice-Presidents (one from each regional/provincial council excluding the regional/provincial council which the First Vice President represents), a Treasurer, an Executive Secretary, a Membership Chair(s) and the Past President.


Other roles of the National Council include, but are not limited to, the Health Care Chair, Communications Officer, Associate Communications Officer, the Scholarship Chair and the Federal Government Liaison Officer.


Details on positions and duties can be found in the CNPA Constitution and Bylaws.

President/National Director (Prairie)

Bruce Anderson

First Vice-President/National Director (Mountain)

Blake Olson

Executive Secretary

Ron Hewson


Ron Charles

Vice-President/National Director (Atlantic)

Earl Garland

Vice-President/National Director (Quebec)

Arthur Murphy St-Hilaire

Vice-President/National Director (Ontario)

Ron Hewson

Vice-President/National Director (Prairie)

Joanne Gaborieau

Past President/National Director

Reg Hebert

Membership Co-Chairs

Nancy Zajacz

Peter Moloney

National Director (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Wayne Greenland

National Director (Atlantic)

John Bailey

National Director (Atlantic)

Bruce Peacock

National Director (Quebec)

Remi La Haye

National Director (Quebec)

Denis Cousineau

National Director (Ontario)

Les MacDonald

National Director (Ontario)

Robert Haggart

National Director (Prairie)

Don Gorin

National Director (Mountain)

Dennis Jensen

National Director (Mountain)

Al Vodden

National Director - Alternate (Nfld. & Labrador)

Graham Hill

National Director - Alternate (Atlantic)


National Director - Alternate (Quebec)

Paul Goupil

National Director - Alternate (Ontario)

Ron Charles

National Director - Alternate (Prairie)

Patrick McMullin

National Director - Alternate (Mountain)

Gordon Wheatley

Federal Government Liaison Officer

Michael Matthews

Communications Officer

Steve Mihell

Associate Newsletter Editor

Joanne Gaborieau

Health Care Chairperson

Blake Olson

Scholarship Chairperson

Reg Hebert


George Rowan


Annual Directors Meeting Minutes

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2024 National Executive

Left to rightBlake Olson, 1st Vice-President/VP Mountain; Reg Hebert, Past President; Bruce Anderson, National President; Joanne Gaborieau, VP Prairie; Ron Hewson, National Executive Secretary/VP Ontario; Ron Charles, National Treasurer; Nancy Zajacz, Membership Co-Chair; Peter Moloney, Membership Co-Chair; Earl Garland, VP Atlantic Region; George Rowan, Webmaster; John Bailey, Director Atlantic 

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