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CUPE members and representatives will make up almost 10% of NDP candidates running in the October 10 provincial election. With the nominations of Shaila Kirbria (Mississauga-Erindale), Ric Dagenais (Ottawa-Vanier) and Catherine Robinson who is likely to be acclaimed as the NDP candidate in Durham, CUPE is now fielding 10 NDP candidates in 107 ridings across the province.

Shaila Kurbria, a member of CUPE 1281, served as events coordinator with Ryerson Students’ Union. A well-known Muslim activist, she has been involved with anti-war rallies and was SAC Equity Vice President. Shaila established the first food bank and helped reinstate childcare service at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and was a co-founder of the Black Youth of Canada Coalition Against Violence.

Rick Dagenais is a Collective Agreement Analyst at CUPE National and a former member of CUPE 503. Rick has served on CUPE Ontario’s Executive Board as well as the Ontario Municipal Employees Coordinating Committee (OMECC). Rick is well-known in the Ottawa area, have run for the NDP in the past.

Catherine Robinson is a member of CUPE 2936 and has served for many years as a social worker with Ajax-Pickering Association of Community Living (ACL). Catherine in a long-time party activist and has worked on many NDP campaigns. Catherine is uncontested in the NDP nomination process in Durham.

CUPE Ontario congratulates all CUPE candidates including Henri Giroux (North Bay), John Grima (Essex), Pauline Kuhlmann (Leeds-Grenville), Antoni Shelton (York West); Sid Ryan (Oshawa), Henry Bosch (St. Catharines) and Nigel Moses (Whitby-Oshawa) for running and bringing new energy and members to their respective ridings.

PLEASE consider donating to these campaigns and volunteering your time to get these CUPE members elected. They are fighting for the issues most important to CUPE members, their families and their communities.  Here is the full list of CUPE candidates and their contact information.

CUPE NDP Candidates


Donation information


Henry Bosch

CUPE Local 1019

Niagara Paramedical Services

St. Catherines

Henry Bosch NDP Campaign

#6 Elderwood Drive

St. Catherines, ON  L2S 3G3

Email: [email protected]

Ric Dagenais

Collective Agreement Analyst

CUPE National


Ric Dagenais NDP Campaign

Natalie Willard, Campaign Manager

PO/CP 20102
Rideau East/est
Ottawa, K1N 9N5, Canada

Email: [email protected]

John Grima

CUPE Local 82

City of Windsor



John Grima NDP Campaign

28 Centre St.

Essex, Ontario N8M lN9

Email: [email protected]

Henri Giroux

CUPE Local 146

Cassellhome Home for the Aged

705-474-4250 Ext. 231


Henri Giroux NDP Campaign

Attn: Ewart Mursell

2060 Cassell St. Apt. 1

North Bay, Ontario P1B 4E2

Email: [email protected]


Shaila Kirbria

CUPE Local 1281

Ryerson  Students Union



Shaila Kibria NDP Campaign

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd.

Mississauga, Ontario

Email: [email protected]


Pauline Kulhman

CUPE Local 5666

Brockville General Hospital


Leeds Grenville

Pauline Kulhman NDP Campaign

Attn: Steve Armstrong

1315 Kensington Parkway, Apt. 323

Brockville, Ontario  K6V 6N8


Email: [email protected]

Nigel Moses

CUPE Local 3902

University of Toronto


Nigel Moses NDP Campaign

Unit 75 – 95 Crawforth Street

Whitby, Ontario  L1N 7L3

Email: [email protected]

Catherine Robinson

(pending nomination)

CUPE Local 2936

Ajax-Pickering ACL


Durham Provincial NDP Riding


114 Trewin Lane
Bowmanville ON L1C 4X3
Tel: 905-623-8633
[email protected]
President: Harry McAlister

Sid Ryan

President, CUPE Ontario


Sid Ryan NDP Campaign

44 Richmond St. West

Oshawa, ON L1G lC8


Email: [email protected]


Antoni Shelton

Executive Assistant to the President,

CUPE Ontario

York West

Antoni Shelton NDP Campaign

Attn:  Mr. Angelo Furlan

CFO Antoni Shelton Campaign

56 Clayhall Cres.

Toronto, ON  M3J 1W6

Email: [email protected]