Chairmen

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) was founded in Ottawa in 1941 in response to the federal government's wartime plan to regulate automobile dealerships. On December 5, 1941, the 40 directors who attended the first board meeting, which was held at Ottawa's Chateau Laurier, appointed its first chairman, and since then a new chairman has been appointed each year.

Click here for the Globe and Mail appointment postings of past CADA Chairmen from 2013 to present

Click here for the Globe and Mail appointment postings of past CADA Chairmen from 1996 to 2012

2010s

2016-17 Marc Bourassa
2015-16 Harry Mertin
2014-15 Stephen Chipman
2013-14 Ron Loveys
2012-13 Alex Baum
2011-12 Al MacPhee
2010-11 Luc Duval

2000s

2009-10 Neil W. Kalawsky
2008-09 William A. (Bill) Taylor
2007-08 Tom Donnelly
2006-07 Bob Bentley
2005-06 John Clark, IV
2004-05 Denis Archambault
2003-04 Tom Harris
2002-03 Gerry Little
2001-02 John Carmichael
2000-01 Gerry Wood

1990s

1999-00 Stephen O'Regan
1998-99 Jean-Louis Duplessis
1997-98 Ron Jones
1996-97 Ted Knight
1995-96 Doug Leggat
1994-95 Murray Koch
1993-94 Doug MacDonald
1992-93 Jean-Paul Lambert
1991-92 Gary Cowell
1990-91 Ike Vickar

1980s

1989-90 Peter Menzel
1988-89 Fred Gibson
1987-88 Don Megaffin
1986-87 Alex Riccio
1985-86 Howard Carter
1984-85 Brent Logan
1983-84 Ralph A. Forbes
1982-83 Ted Valentine
1981-82 Ivan Forbes
1980-81 Pierre Brault

1970s

1979-80 Weldon MacFarlane
1978-79 Edward Vickar
1977-78 Maurice C. Carter
1976-77 John T. Clark
1975-76 Leonard Kantor
1974-75 Dave B. Watt
1973-74 Donald W. McDonald
1972-73 Grant G. Brown
1971-72 George Parsons
1970-71 R. W. Simmons

1960s

1969-70 F. W. Dalglish
1968-69 G. W. Snelgrove
1967-68 A. M. Eyre
1966-67 J. R. Prieur
1965-66 A. H. Trout
1964-65 B. G. Jantzi
1963-64 T. L. Trainor
1962-63 Earl Murray
1961-62 Albert Bear
1960-61 A. E. Stedelbauer

1950s

1959-60 S. J. Parkinson
1958-59 W. R. Newell
1957-58 Clarke Simpkins
1956-57 Alden R. Clark
1955-56 James L. Cook
1954-55 C. R. Howell
1953-54 D. A. Amory
1952-53 A. J. Cameron
1951-52 Dan McLean
1950-51 G. W. Hogan

1940s

1949-50 S. S. Rafuse
1948-49 P. O. Messier
1947-48 H. I. Wilson
1946-47 R. J. Logue
1945-46 J. A. Hearn
1944-45 Ben Sadowski
1943-44 Emile L. Dubois
1942-43 C. D. Taylor
1941-42 R. B. Perrault