CWA Canada Executive

Martin O'HanlonMartin O’Hanlon, President

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

Martin is on leave from his position as Parliamentary Editor for The Canadian Press. He was elected Director (now President) in 2011, after serving as Deputy Director for seven years. | 613.820.8460 or Toll-free: 1.877.486.4292

Lois KirkupLois Kirkup, Vice-President

Member: Ottawa Newspaper Guild [Local 30205]

An online editor at The Ottawa Citizen, Lois is president of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild. She previously served in that position from 1999 to 2012.

Mary-Ann Barr, Secretary

Member: Media & Communications Workers of Alberta [Local 30400]

A journalist recently retired from the Red Deer Advocate, Mary-Ann is the former president and current secretary-treasurer of the MCWA.

Gord Holder, Treasurer

Member: Ottawa Newspaper Guild [Local 30205]

A reporter and editor for The Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun, Gord has been treasurer for CWA Canada for all but one year since 1998.

Executive Committee

Hayley JuhlHayley Juhl, Diversity / Equity

Member: Montreal Newspaper Guild [Local 30111]

A digital editor at The Gazette in Montreal, Hayley has been secretary of the MNG since 2015.

Brent Cousland, Member At Large

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

Brent has been a technician with CBC News for more than 14 years. He currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the CMG and co-chair of the CBC Toronto Workplace Health and Safety Committee.

Stephen LlewellynStephen Llewellyn, Member At Large

Member: New Brunswick Media Guild [Local 30664]

A reporter with The Daily Gleaner for 38 years, Stephen is secretary-treasurer of the Local; he served as president from 1997 to 2019.

Barb Pacholik, Member At Large

Member: Saskatchewan Media Guild [Local 30199]

A reporter at the Regina Leader-Post since 1988, and city editor since 2017, Barb has been president of the Local since 2014. She previously served as secretary and vice-president.

Willy Palov, Member At Large

Member: Halifax Typographical Union [Local 30130]

A sports reporter at the Chronicle Herald, Willy has been president of the HTU since 2017.

Carmel Smyth, Member At Large

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

A longtime radio/TV journalist and producer at CBC in Toronto, Carmel was elected national president of the CMG in 2019. She had previously served two terms as president from 2010 to 2016.

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