REGISTER NOW: GTAC’s Election Forum for Candidates for OPSEU President & 1st Vice-President/Treasurer

Wednesday, March 30, 7-9 pm
REGISTER by 12 noon, March 30:
SUBMIT Your Questions by 5 pm March 29:

After three long years, delegates from Region 5 and across the province have some important decisions to make at OPSEU’s upcoming Convention on April 6-9.

Key among these decisions? Who is going to be OPSEU’s next President and First Vice-President Treasurer. And with Smokey Thomas’s announcement that he is not running again, the field for these elections – and the future direction of OPSEU – is wide open.

So once again, OPSEU’s Greater Toronto Area Council (GTAC) is hosting an open election forum where delegates, alternates, observers and other activists from Region 5 – and guests from across the province – can hear directly from the candidates before Convention starts.

Want to hear the candidates’ views on key issues, like:

  • How we can build OPSEU’s capacity to fight for good jobs, strong collective agreements and quality public services for our members and our communities.
  • What we should do to put an end to the Ford government’s attacks on workers’ rights, wage caps and funding cuts in the public sector, mismanagement of the pandemic, and inaction on the climate crisis.
  • How we can re-engage our members and deliver on OPSEU’s commitment to equity, inclusion and ensuring all members have a real voice in our union?

Then this is the meeting for you!

Event Format
The forum will be held online via Zoom, and will include separate segments for candidates for President and 1st VP/Treasurer. All candidates will have the opportunity to make opening statements and to respond to questions submitted in advance by OPSEU leaders and activists like you.

Plan to Attend? Register in Advance!
All members who want to attend MUST register in advance by 12 noon on Wednesday, March 30 by clicking here:

GTAC will email a Zoom link to all registered participants by 4 pm on March 30. Space is limited, so please register early. If necessary, priority will be given to Region 5 members.
Got a Question for the Candidates? Submit it Online!
Members who want to put a question to the candidates for OPSEU President and/or !st Vice-President/Treasurer MUST submit their question(s) online by 5 pm on March 29 at:

Help Spread the Word!
Please share this message with your local’s delegates, alternates and observers an other activists, and encourage them to register in advance and join us on March 30.


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