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Communications - Political Action Committee

The Communications - Political Action Committee (CPAC) assists the Executive in keeping the membership of the District informed on political issues, concerns relevant to their role and all matters affecting the welfare of the District.


For the first time in a generation, the Government of Ontario has commissioned a historic independent review of Ontario’s employment and labour laws.

Right now, unionized and non-unionized workers have an incredible opportunity to tackle the growth of insecure work and to make decent work the standard right across the province.  These changes affect our colleagues, our students and their families.  These changes will affect the workplace for the future generations.

Bill 148, aka, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is currently in second reading in the Ontario legislature. Bill 148 is a start, but doesn’t go far enough to make work fair for all workers. There is now a heavy corporate lobby to delay, revise or eradicate changes that benefit workers. We can’t let that happen.

Here are some actions you can take to help ensure Bill 148 is the best legislation for workers in Ontario.


1. Email your MPP. This can be easily done by going to www.makeitfair.ca/email.

2. Write a personal letter to your MPP. A sample letter to MPP Sophie Kiwala is attached below.

3. Ask your MPP to support Bill 148 on social media.  Share comments and the campaign on your social media feeds. Make sure your posts are seen by your local MPP by tagging them in your post.   In Kingston and the Islands, Sophie’s twitter account is @SophieKiwala; she is also on Facebook as Sophie Kiwala

4. Call your MPP. Emphasize support for Bill 148 and indicate the needed amendments, found here: http://www.makeitfair.ca/latest

2017-2018 Site Representatives




  Bayridge Secondary School


   Loyalist CVI  

  Ernestown Secondary School


   Napanee District Secondary School  
 David Mathers

  Frontenac Secondary School

  Lyle Robinson

   North Addington Education Centre
 Candice Bovard (Vice Chair)  

  Granite Ridge EC


   Occasional Teachers
 Dieter Brueckner
 Richard Rushaleau

  Kingston CVI


    Sydenham High School
 Simon Baron (Chair)

  La Salle Secondary School


     Instructors Representatives   Katherine Heikkila



    PSSP Representatives
   Cindi Scott


Meeting Dates 2017-2018

Meetings begin at 4:15 p.m. at the District Office.

District CPAC              usually Wednesdays

September 27

October 25

November 22




January 24

February 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

June 27



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