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Minutes of the April 20, 2020 Executive Board Web Conference


April 20, 2020

Web Conference

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:04 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Sara Labelle and Janel Perron, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.


The agenda was amended to add:

  • Finances



Current Board meeting times


COVID-19 OPSEU Offices/Events extension

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas on March 23, 2020, the Executive Board passed a motion to close its buildings and limit gatherings until May 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

Whereas the Ontario government recently announced an extension of the Declaration of Emergency, which requires non-essential businesses to remain closed and limits gatherings of more than five people, until May 12, 2020;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board extend the closure of its physical offices and its limitations on in-person meetings and gatherings up to May 12, 2020; and

Be it further resolved that a review prior to May 12, 2020 will be undertaken to determine further action; and

Be it further resolved that during this period, access to OPSEU/SEFPO buildings will be on an “approved only” basis.

Roll Call #1

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Jane l–

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

EBM Triage Update





The Executive Board adjourned at 10:35 a.m. All members were present except Sara Labelle the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary