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 was president of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild from 1999 until 2012.

John RufhJohn Rufh, Secretary

Member: British Columbia [Local 30403]

A mailer at the Victoria Times Colonist, John has been the secretary-treasurer for CWA Local 30403 British Columbia since 1999.

Gord HolderGord Holder, Treasurer

Member: Ottawa Newspaper Guild [Local 30205]

A copy editor at The Ottawa Citizen, Gord has been the long-time treasurer for CWA Canada.

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.

Mary Ann BarrMary-Ann Barr, Member At Large

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.

Chris CarolanChris Carolan, Member At Large

Member: Victoria-Vancouver Island Newspaper Guild [Local 30223]

A district manager at the Victoria Times Colonist, Chris has been president of  VVING since 1999.

Stephen LlewellynStephen Llewellyn, Member At Large

Member: New Brunswick Media Guild [Local 30664]

A reporter with The Daily Gleaner for more than 30 years, Stephen has since 1997 been president of the Fredericton Typographical Union, which in 2016 merged with CWA Canada’s Saint John Local.

Kamala RaoKamala Rao, Member At Large

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

Kamala has worked in both radio and television since first joining the CBC in 1992. She was elected CMG national president in late 2016.

Jonathan SpenceJonathan Spence, Member At Large

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

A long-time Guild activist who works in finance at the public broadcaster, Jonathan is President of the CBC/Radio-Canada Branch of the Canadian Media Guild.

Scott EdmondsScott Edmonds, Canada Vice-President The News Guild

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

A reporter and editor retired from The Canadian Press, Scott is the TNG Canada VP. He has led the Canadian Press Branch at the Canadian Media Guild and served as national vice-president of CMG.

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