Members of ICANS and of CMA Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean were invited to vote earlier this month on the merger proposal issued in July by CMA Nova Scotia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.\n\nWithin the membership of CMA Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Caribbean, 760 members took part, representing 54% of their membership. Of those members who participated, 93% voted in support of the merger between ICANS and CMA Nova Scotia. The strong support for unification among CMAs in Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean provides their Board with a mandate to proceed.\n\nWithin the ICANS membership, 1,127 members cast electronic ballots representing 56.3 % of the entire membership. Of those who voted, 59.6 % voted in support and 5.1 % chose “elected Council to decide” on the question of merging with CMA Nova Scotia. Total ICANS member vote results will be finalized to include paper ballots for those members not participating electronically, after the Nov. 15 paper ballot deadline.