This is a national election year for CWA Canada and the nomination period is now open for two senior leadership positions.
All members are eligible to run for office or nominate someone as a candidate for President and/or Vice-President, the posts currently held by Martin O’Hanlon and Lois Kirkup, respectively.
The deadline for submitting nominations is noon ET on Thursday, May 23.
If an election is required, a campaign and voting period would immediately follow, during which each union Local can decide how it wants to conduct the vote.
The president of CWA Canada, which is a full-time paid position, and the vice-president serve four-year terms. (Under the Constitution, the president must reside in the Ottawa area.)
O’Hanlon and Kirkup were first elected to the two top leadership positions in 2011. Both won by acclamation in 2015.
Completed forms are to be sent to:
National Election Committee
CWA Canada, 301 – 2200 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa ON K2E 6Z9
(Emailed forms must be backed up by signed originals sent by regular mail.)