May 092010

On May 6 and 7, QPAT held its Annual General Meeting (a.k.a. Provincial Council) in Point-Claire. Representing ESTA were Nelson Roussy, 1st vice-president, and myself. Gordon Dell, ESTA past president, was also there as a QPAT executive board member.

The meeting began with the “big guns” as Serge Laurendeau, QPAT president, introduced three representatives from our Common Front partners: Mary-Lou Donnelly, President of the Canadian Teacher’s Federation; Manon Bernard, President of the Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignemnet (FSE); and Réjean Parent, president of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ).

I was very happy to meet with 111 representatives from the various locals that makeup QPAT. It was a very productive meeting and I feel that these meetings bring us all a little closer. Solidarity!