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Vice-President's Messages: 2011 to Current
Making it work
June 5, 2019
It takes commitment, hard work and some time to build a powerful movement. It also takes resources and experience to make it all work.
That’s not a budget – it’s a heist
April 29, 2019
They say budgets are a roadmap to the future. But the budget tabled a couple weeks ago by Vic Fedeli and Doug Ford isn’t a roadmap, it’s a getaway plan.
Why does Ford want to make us more American?
April 10, 2019
America is a nice place to visit. But like most people in Ontario, I sure wouldn’t want to live there.
How we can stop bully Doug Ford?
March 26, 2019
Hello friends, How we can stop our provincial bully boss Doug Ford? Well what do we do when the boss is a bully?
Leadership: More than Words
February 19, 2019
Doug Ford is fond of self-promotion. He's not so fond of telling the truth. And everyone knows it. Yet somehow he was elected Premier of Ontario?
Starting the New Year in a strong financial position
January 24, 2019
Welcome to 2019! I hope you’ve all had a chance to enjoy the holidays and spend some quality time with your families and friends. Last year was busy and we have a lot to be proud of.
Ford should take a lesson from Scrooge
December 14, 2018
The story of Scrooge is a familiar tale this time of year: a cold-hearted and greedy businessman who cares more about the bottom line than his fellow citizen.
OPSEU’S strength is its fantastic people!
November 6, 2018
As First Vice-President/Treasurer, I have the honour and privilege of working with the smartest and fiercest activists and leaders - and believe me, OPSEU is loaded with them.
Be part of a New Common Sense Revolution, the OPSEU way
September 14, 2018
We’ve only had Doug Ford in the Premier’s Office since the end of June and I’m already fed up with him, we need to bring some common sense into the debate.
Bracing for Gordon Campbell’s deep cuts
August 2, 2018
Numbers don't lie. But that doesn’t mean they always tell the whole truth.
To prepare for our future, we need only look to our past
June 28, 2018
Another election has come and gone, and with it, some of our highest hopes and deepest fears have been amplified.
Doug Ford, welcome to OPSEU Country
June 14, 2018
I’ve got a short, simple message for our new premier: you might have come to power through Ford Nation, but you’re in OPSEU Country now.
To earn our trust, the parties have to open their books
June 1, 2018
As OPSEU’s Treasurer, one of the most important jobs I’ve got is making sure our budgets balance and our numbers square.
When we all vote, we all win
April 27, 2018
There’s an old saying: “Bad politicians are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.” Ontario is filled with good citizens who don’t vote.
OPSEU Convention: Come and see what your union can do!
April 5, 2018
I’m looking forward to this year’s Convention and the inspiring dialogue and debate that you bring every year.
Pay Paula, but don’t rob Peter
February 15, 2018
After six years as your First Vice President / Treasurer, I’ve learned a few things about investments and spending. Sometimes, small investments up front pay big dividends later.
Tim Hortons to the penalty box
January 10, 2018
Welcome to 2018.
One union, standing together
December 14, 2017
Dear friends: Different unions work in different ways.
Wear a poppy – and remember
November 10, 2017
Dear friends: It’s Remembrance Day again. It’s been almost a century since the First World War ended on November 11, 1918. Even the Second World War ended a lifetime ago.
That’s how it’s done, folks
September 15, 2017
Dear friends: Union work is challenging at the best of times. There’s a lot to think about.