Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 22, 2012 13:59 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: 11 CUPE members elected in 2012 Nova Scotia Municipal/school board elections

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2012) -

This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent today at 10:29 AM EDT.

Nine active CUPE members and two CUPE retirees have been elected in this year's municipal and school board elections in Nova Scotia.

CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says, "I want to thank each and every CUPE member who put their names forward as candidates. We had a total of 19 brave women and men who did so and it speaks highly of their commitment to their respective communities.

"We now have 11 people across the province who, as public employees, understand the vital role that public services play in creating strong communities and healthy local economies," says Cavanagh.

The successful CUPE candidates:

  • Local 4623, Daniel Rector, District 7, Cumberland County
  • Local 1867, Donnie MacDonald, District 2, County of Antigonish
  • Local 281, Steven Cotter, Councillor At Large, Town of Trenton
  • Local 955, Shirley McNamara, District 5, Richmond (acclaimed)
  • Local 3890, (retiree) Terry Rhindress, Councillor At Large, Town of Amherst
  • Local 2525, Karen MacKenzie, District 6, Colchester County
  • Local 964, (retiree) Gerard LeBlanc, District 3, Municipality of Yarmouth (acclaimed)
  • Local 5047, Jackie Barkhouse, HRM, District 3, Dartmouth South-Eastern Passage
  • Local 835, Linda Gregory, District 3, Municipality of Digby
  • Local 2858, Gail Smith, Town of Middleton (acclaimed)
  • Local 964, Murray Goodwin, District 2, Municipality of Yarmouth (acclaimed)

Contact Information

  • Danny Cavanagh
    CUPE NS President
    (902) 957-0822 (Cell)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Atlantic Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (Cell)