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Vice-President's Messages: 2011 to Current
Looking Back at 2013
December 17, 2013
With the holiday season here, while not forgetting the challenges ahead, let’s look back on what we accomplished.
We are the target!
November 29, 2013
The Toronto Star has reported on the upcoming election strategy of Tim Hudak and his Progressive Conservatives. It is no surprise that organized workers and their unions are targeted.
It's OPSEU budget time again
October 29, 2013
With late fall the days get shorter and the nights get longer. It is also a season when what remains of my hair becomes a little greyer. Why? It is budget time.
A Crisis of Confidence
September 27, 2013
A crisis is coming. It will be like nothing we have seen before. It will be a crisis of confidence and a lost hope, one manufactured by the privileged elite.
August 27, 2013
Justin Trudeau recently admitted he had smoked marijuana after becoming an MP (yawn). This sparked a national debate. Talk of getting high is all the rage. I say, "It"s about time."
Hopeful: the by-election story
August 9, 2013
The recent by-elections told a tale. They were hopeful and showed a glimpse into the future. Predictably, party “spin doctors” make their best efforts to shape the messages.
It’s summer and time for end-of-year report cards
June 28, 2013
It’s that time of the year again – and not a moment too soon. Summer. Time to sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the weather.
Hudak Wreckonomics not Ontario's Way
May 27, 2013
PC leader Tim Hudak is promoting his white papers titled the "Paths to Prosperity" even though his white papers just plot a course to prosperity for those who are already prosperous.
Time for some sunshine!
April 18, 2013
Sunshine. It is essential to life. It warms and nurtures! It brightens our days. At least it does when it is not placed ahead of the word "list."
Questioning the Right Wing Manifesto!
February 28, 2013
From the time I have taken an active interest in politics, I have always wondered what influences a person to have conservative values. None of it has ever made any sense to me.
Our Work and Struggle Will Never End
January 23, 2013
As we start a new year, let’s review what we have accomplished and what still needs to be done. The more we do, the more we need to do. Our work and struggle will never end.
Canadian Tories: If the Mitt Fits, Wear It
December 14, 2012
There was a time when civic-minded individuals entered politics. Sadly, that time appears to have passed.
Inspiration on a flight north
November 19, 2012
Last week I had the privilege of being invited to a meeting of OPSEU activists in Sault Ste. Marie. As they say, the journey can be as important as the destination.
How many "Ps" are there in McGuinty?
October 23, 2012
To honour Sesame Street, the following words are brought to you by the letter "P". That is "P" for pensions, prorogation and most of all politics.
The Clock is Ticking
October 9, 2012
It’s that time again. It’s time to review the past year. It’s time to plan. We must strategize and prepare so we can meet upcoming challenges. Yes, it’s time to develop the 2013 OPSEU budget.
The Times – They Are a Changing!
September 10, 2012
September 6, 2012 will go down in history as a turning point in Ontario politics.
Truth, deception and Ontario’s bi-elections
August 14, 2012
In true Liberal style, Dalton McGuinty has back-pedaled.
Summer 2012 – The calm before the storm?
July 9, 2012
Collectivity, Community, Balance and Fairness
June 12, 2012
Greetings, Friends. It seems that not a day goes by without the union movement being under some kind of attack by the corporate elite and their media shills.
Convention 2012: A baptism of fire
May 9, 2012
Convention 2012 will go down as one of the most eventful in our storied history. It was to be expected. A call for a dues levy in this economic climate will do that.