Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 28, 2010 12:17 ET

Media Advisory: Northern Ontario CUPE Activists to Gather in North Bay for Regional Conference

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Local union presidents and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) activists from across Northern Ontario will gather in North Bay, from September 29 to October 1, 2010, for the Northern Ontario CUPE Conference. The theme of the conference is "Unifying the North", and 100 delegates from all parts of the North will share ideas, learn from each other and hear from National and area politicians.

Who: 150 Northern Ontario CUPE delegates and invited guests
What: Northern Ontario CUPE Conference
When: Wednesday, September 29 to Friday, October 1st
When: Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre
  700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, Ontario

The conference opens Wednesday, September 29, at 4:00 pm, with featured speakers beginning at 6:00 pm, including CUPE National President Paul Moist, speaking about the challenges facing Northern Ontario in the post-Vale strike era, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, and CUPE Northern Ontario Regional Vice-President Henri Giroux, also a candidate in the Powassan municipal election, with welcoming remarks from North Bay Mayor Vic Fedeli. On Friday, October 1, there will be a panel discussion with MP Carol Hughes, and MPP Gilles Bisson, beginning at 9:00 am.

Contact Information

  • CUPE North Bay Office
    Monique Drapeau
    Henri Giroux
    CUPE Northern Ontario Regional Vice-President
    Robert Lamoureux
    CUPE Communications