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CUPE members from across Ontario are in Montreal for the biennial CUPE National Convention.

Here are some recent Ontario highlights from convention:

All Regional Caucus selections for General Vice-President, including CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan, were overwhelmingly ratified by delegates on the convention floor Wednesday, The following Regional vice-presidents from Ontario were elected in Monday’s regional caucuses and will come to the convention floor for election today:

CUPE Ontario First Vice-President Michael Hurley (OCHU) and Second Vice-President Candace Rennick (LTC) were selected by the Ontario Caucus as Regional Vice-Presidents.

Northern Ontario Delegates have selected Henri Giroux as Regional VP.

Yolanda McLean has been returned to the role of Diversity Vice-President representing Workers of Colour. Sister McLean was acclaimed by the National Workers of Colour Caucus.

In other convention news:

  • Delegates braved chilly temperatures and rainy skies to rally on the streets of Montreal Wednesday. 
  • Pauline Merrigan, a health-and-safety representative from CUPE Local 4400 received the third Annual CUPE Literacy award Wednesday.
  • This morning, CUPE National President Paul Moist announced the recipient of this year’s Grace Hartman Award—Local 79’s Helen Kennedy.

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