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Minutes of the September 16-17, 2015 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the September 16-17, 2015 Executive Board Meeting

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Theater, Head Office

September 16, 2015

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:39 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Felicia Fahey; the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Recommendation #1 –  L307
  • Recommendation #2 –  L5114
  • Solidarity Request
  • Federal Election presentation
  • Unifor Presentation
  • Kingston Regional Office

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

  • The minutes of June 17, 2015 were adopted.
  • The E-Poll – Provincial by-election Third Party Registration was adopted.
  • The E-Poll – CCAP Ontario Hydro Not for Sale was adopted.
  • The E-Poll – Federal Election Third Party Registration was adopted.
  • The E-Poll – Young Workers Voting Campaign, Federal Election 2015 was adopted.
  • The E-Poll – Keep Hydro Public, Summer Campaign was adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

First vice president/Treasurer Almeida presented the Treasurer’s Report, which addressed the following items:

  • Financials
  • Contingency Fund
  • Defence Fund
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund
  • ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund
  • LBED – Anti-privatization Fund
  • Hotel Accommodation for Centrally Run Events
  • Thunder Bay Regional Office
  • Summary Report

Hotel Accommodation for Centrally Run Events

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

WHEREAS the Executive Board created an Ad-Hoc Committee to address Convention issues up to and including the 2014 Convention; and 

WHEARAS the Convention Ad-Hoc Committee made numerous recommendation to the OPSEU Executive Board; and  

WHEREAS one of the recommendations was to have members book their rooms centrally with OPSEU as a way of addressing central organized events issues around Hotel Accommodation; and

WHEREAS policy and procedures be developed around booking Hotel accommodation for Central run events with recommendations for the September Board Meeting;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board amend current room accommodation policies and procedures for members attending central events whereby members making their own arrangements be amended to having members provide the information to have their accommodations centrally booked as per policy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this applies to the following events:

  • Annual Convention
  • OPS divisional meeting
  • BPS Conference
  • CAAT-A & CAAT-S Divisional Meetings
  • Provincial Women’s Conference
  • Francophone Conference
  • Provincial Human Rights Conference
  • International Youth Day Conference
  • Joint Leadership Day
  • Editors Weekend
  • Central bargaining conferences and related events

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Recommendation from September 10, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting: Thunder Bay Regional Office

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau

WHEREAS OPSEU continues to play a major labour role in Thunder Bay and surrounding area; and

WHEREAS cost to rent currently in Thunder Bay are $5800 + property tax a month; and

WHEREAS the site being considered for purchase after down payment and renovations, at current mortgage rates would be approximately $5700 a month for the property;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT 25 percent of the down payment and up to 250K for renovations be drawn from the General Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the remaining funds owing will be mortgaged and such payments to be drawn from the General Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the building will be an asset of the Strike Fund.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Kingston Regional Office

Discussion

President’s Report

  • Internal Issues
    • 2016 proposed schedule of meetings for the Executive Committee and the Executive Board
    • CAAT-S PT Campaign – Phase 2– timed presentation, Thursday @ 10:00a.m. – Appendix A
    • Harassment and Discrimination Policy – Appendix B
  • Staffing Issues – In Camera
  • Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Internal Issues

2016 Proposed schedule of meetings for the Executive Committee and Executive Board:

Board:

  • January 27-28            web conference       
  • March 2-3                   head office
  • April 13                       T.O Convention Centre
  • May 18-19                  head office
  • June 15-16                 head office
  • September 21-22       head office
  • October 19-20            web conference
  • November 15-17        budget only – location TBD
  • December 14-15        head office

Officers:        

  • January 14                  web conference
  • February 25                web conference
  • April 12                       T.O Convention Centre
  • May 12                        web conference
  • June 9                         web conference
  • September 15             web conference
  • October 13                  web conference
  • November 3                budget only – location TBD

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve the 2016 meeting dates for the Executive Committee and Executive Board.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Afternoon

The Executive Board was called to order at 1:30 pm.  President Thomas was in the Chair.

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

President’s Report

Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Moved by Tungatt/Shearer

Referral – The policy be returned to its original format and language; and then the portion on personal harassment be added and brought back to the October Board.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Recommendation from the September 10, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting: Recommendation #1 – Newly Organized Local – Carillion Canada Inc – Local 307

Moved by Labelle/Platt

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve that OPSEU charter the newly organized group Carillion Canada Inc. as Local 307

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Recommendation from the September 10, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting: Recommendation #2 – New Local 5114

Moved by Magner/Bozai

WHEREAS approximately 233 medical laboratory technologists, phlebotomists, technical specialists, technicians and assistants at the Hospital for Sick Children voted to join OPSEU and were certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit on August 26, 2015, and;

WHEREAS with 233 members, a strong group of activists who led the organizing drive, a united membership with a strong community of interest, shared culture and common experiences as laboratory workers, the new unit is well positioned to form a strong new single-unit local within OPSEU;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve that the newly certified laboratory bargaining unit at the Hospital for Sick Children be chartered as single unit local, to be designated as Local 5114.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Update was provided

Moved by Almeida/Labelle – In Camera

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report  

Solidarity Request

Moved by Elliot R./Elliott L.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Defence Fund provide up to $25,000.00
to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of the criminal proceedings, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates
and provides satisfactory updates concerning the progress of the case, as confirmed by OPSEU General Counsel.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Executive Board will consider a
further request for funding if necessary and based on the report provided by criminal counsel and OPSEU counsel. 

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Aboriginal Circle
  • Audit
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • In Solidarity
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison
  • PHRC
  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning

An update was provided on all Committees.

New Business

HPD Campaign

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU allocate $ 177, 574 to be drawn from the Defence fund, to fund an HPD Radio Ad campaign to highlight sustained cuts to hospital funding, the downloading of professional services to privately-run facilities and to demand an end to public hospital funding freeze. 

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      absent
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 2:40 p.m. All members were present except President Thomas and Felicia Fahey.

September 17, 2015

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:00 am. President Thomas was in the chair.  All members were present except Felicia Fahey; the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – In Camera

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                for
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 20 for 0 against

President’s Report

Unifor, timed presentation

Jerry Dias gave a presentation to the Board.

CAAT-S PT Campaign – Phase 2, timed presentation

Marilou Martin, Chair, Division/Sector Executive gave a presentation to the Board.

CLC Federal election, timed presentation

Danny and Eric from CLC gave a presentation to the Board.

Afternoon

The Executive Board was called to order at 1:50 pm.  President Thomas was in the Chair.

President’s Report

CAAT-S PT Campaign – Phase 2, timed presentation

Moved by Thomas/Arbus

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

WHEREAS OPSEU is committed to implementing a successful organizing campaign of P/T college workers during the 2015-2016 school year; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 1 of the campaign successfully planned, prepared and executed the launch September 1st by developing communications materials, creating a strong database, booking off Regional and Local Coordinators and training local stewards; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 2 will implement the organizing plan, establish a brand with college workers and persuade P/T workers to join OPSEU across 24 colleges.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund PHASE 2 of the campaign which will take place between September 2015 and December 2015;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT that OPSEU allocates $498,444 to PHASE 2 of the campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports

Central Political Action

Recommendation from CPAC #1:

GOTV

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Longhi

WHEREAS voter turnout hovers around 60 per cent across the country and a push for maximum voter turnout among OPSEU members will make a direct impact on election outcomes across Ontario; and,

WHEREAS OPSEU members are uniquely positioned to understand what is at stake in this election and to have the ability to impact the election results; and,

WHEREAS we can achieve turnouts higher than ever before through targeted, focused and effective regional coordination, flyer distribution, teletown hall meetings, social media and direct calls.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund the OPSEU GOTV Campaign for the 2015 Federal Election;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board allocates $252,096 to this campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Moved by Arbus/Almeida – Closure  

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            against
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      against
Bozai, Ibrahim         against
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               against
Fahey, Felicia          absent
Finucane, Drew       against
Jones, Gareth         against
Labelle, Sara           for
Longhi, Gord           for
Magner, Myles        against
Platt, Sean              against
Shearer, Philip         against
Strachan, Edie        against
Thibodeau, Carl      against
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy     against
Tungatt, Debbie     against

DEFEATED 6 for 13 against

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Gareth Jones in the Chair

The question was called on the motion:
Moved by Labelle/Longhi

WHEREAS voter turnout hovers around 60 per cent across the country and a push for maximum voter turnout among OPSEU members will make a direct impact on election outcomes across Ontario; and,

WHEREAS OPSEU members are uniquely positioned to understand what is at stake in this election and to have the ability to impact the election results; and,

WHEREAS we can achieve turnouts higher than ever before through targeted, focused and effective regional coordination, flyer distribution, teletown hall meetings, social media and direct calls.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund the OPSEU GOTV Campaign for the 2015 Federal Election;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board allocates $252,096 to this campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

Recommendation from CPAC #2:

Third Party

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Longhi

WHEREAS OPSEU is committed to preventing health care cuts, public sector privatizations, continued attacks on workers’ right and unions, layoffs and pay freezes in Ontario and across Canada; and,

WHEREAS as a Third Party, we are able to help change the course of an election through distributing well thought-out, effective messages; and,

WHEREAS technology and strategy allow us to target voters in key constituencies with a message that will make a difference; and,

WHEREAS we cannot afford another four years of Harper’s policies.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund the Third Party Campaign for the October 19, 2015 Federal Election; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board allocate $310,000, the maximum remaining Third Party expenditure allowed for OPSEU, to this campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Deb Tungatt in the Chair

Jeff Arbus in the Chair

Moved by Almeida/Tungatt

Amendment – Reduce the targeted advertising cost amount by half.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               against
Archer, Glen             against
Arvelin, Ed               against
Bisaillon, Michel      against
Bozai, Ibrahim         against
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia          absent
Finucane, Drew       for
Jones, Gareth          against
Labelle, Sara            against
Longhi, Gord           against
Magner, Myles         against
Platt, Sean               against
Shearer, Philip         for
Strachan, Edie         against
Thibodeau, Carl       against
Thomas, Warren      against
Tremblay, Chrisy      against
Tungatt, Debbie      for

DEFEATED 5 for 14 against

Question was called on the motion:

Moved by Labelle/Longhi

WHEREAS OPSEU is committed to preventing health care cuts, public sector privatizations, continued attacks on workers’ right and unions, layoffs and pay freezes in Ontario and across Canada; and,

WHEREAS as a Third Party, we are able to help change the course of an election through distributing well thought-out, effective messages; and,

WHEREAS technology and strategy allow us to target voters in key constituencies with a message that will make a difference; and,

WHEREAS we cannot afford another four years of Harper’s policies.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund the Third Party Campaign for the October 19, 2015 Federal Election; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board allocate $310,000, the maximum remaining Third Party expenditure allowed for OPSEU, to this campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron               absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia          absent
Finucane, Drew       against
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara           for
Longhi, Gord           for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip         for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie       against

Carried 17 for 2 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In camera

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

President’s Report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – Organizational Chart

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy         for
Arbus, Jeff               for
Archer, Glen            for
Arvelin, Ed               for
Bisaillon, Michel      for
Bozai, Ibrahim         for
Elliot, Ron                absent
Elliott, Len               for
Fahey, Felicia           absent
Finucane, Drew        for
Jones, Gareth          for
Labelle, Sara            for
Longhi, Gord            for
Magner, Myles         for
Platt, Sean               for
Shearer, Philip          for
Strachan, Edie         for
Thibodeau, Carl       for
Thomas, Warren      for
Tremblay, Chrisy      for
Tungatt, Debbie      for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 3:50 p.m. All members were present except Ron Elliot and Felicia Fahey.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary