Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

November 20, 2009 07:00 ET

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

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 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

Noon Convention 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)
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Mike Belmore
    OFL Communications
    416.443.7658 (direct line)
    905.308.4300 (cellular)