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.

mohanlon@cwacanada.ca | 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.

lkirkup@cwacanada.ca


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.

mcwa.local@gmail.com


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.

gordholder@bell.net


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 vice-president 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.


Kim Trynacity, Member At Large

Member: Canadian Media Guild [Local 30213]

Kim was elected CBC/Radio-Canada branch president of CMG in 2019. She is on leave as a veteran political reporter for CBC radio, television and web.

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