Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

November 19, 2009 17:25 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ontario Federation of Labour Convention Monday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 27

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) -

Ontario Federation of Labour Convention
Monday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 27
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Union delegates from across Ontario will gather in Toronto next week for the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Convention, held every two years to set policy and elect leaders.

OFL president Wayne Samuelson will deliver his final address as president after 12 years in office Samuelson has a history of more than 35 years in the union movement and politics. He is a former local union president, labour council president, city councillor and regional councillor. 

Agenda items include:  
  
Monday, Nov. 23 
  
9:30 a.m.Welcome
 John Cartwright, President
 Toronto and York Region Labour Council
  
10:00 a.m.President's address
  
3:00 p.m.Policy debate: Good jobs
  
Tuesday, Nov. 24  
  
10:00 a.m.Barb Byers
 Executive Vice-President
 Canadian Labour Congress
  
2:15 p.m.Lana Payne, President
 Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
  
2:45 p.m.Policy debate: Public services
  
Wednesday, Nov. 25 
  
10:15 a.m.Nomination and election of officers
 (Pending approval of date change by delegates, Monday, Nov. 23)
  
2:15 p.m.Malalai Joya
 Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
  
3:45 p.m.Policy debate: Rights
  
Thursday, Nov. 26 
  
9:30 a.m.Jack Layton, Leader
 New Democratic Party of Canada
  
10:30 a.m.Action Plan debate
  
12:30 p.m.Demonstration (location to be announced)
  
2:30 p.m.Andrea Horwath, Leader
 Ontario New Democratic Party
  
Friday, Nov. 27  
  
10 a.m.Serena and Shannen Kootstachin
 Attawapaskat First Nation
  
NoonConvention adjourns

Documents and details: www.ofl.ca  

Contact Information

  • Ontario Federation of Labour
    Sheila Keenan
    OFL Communications Director
    416.443.7665 (direct line)
    416.737.5798 (cellular)
    skeenan@ofl.ca
    or
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Mike Belmore
    OFL Communications
    416.443.7658 (direct line)
    905.308.4300 (cellular)
    mbelmore@ofl.ca