Agenda for CURC’s 10th Constitutional Convention

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Port Elgin, Ontario
October 12 – 14, 2011


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

4:30 – 7:00 PM Registration – outside Classroom A&B
5:30 – 6:30 PM DINNER — in Dining hall ( NOTE all meals are included with the cost of the room )
7:00 – 9:00 PM Panel on Home Care

-Classroom A & B (note there will be simultaneous translation for all plenaries. Translation devices will be available on the tables in the room )

-This presentation will be in both English and French.

-Moderator: Cecile Cassita, President New Brunswick Federation of Union  Retirees, CURC


  • Lois Wales, President, Manitoba Government Employees, NUPGE
  • Danielle Legault, President SEIU 298
  • Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
8:30 – 11:30 PM Reception in Nick’s place – 2 free tickets for bar per person, courtesy of Canadian Benefits and Impact Insurance

Thursday, October 13, 2011

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration – outside Class Room A&B
9:00 AM – Noon Plenary in Class Room A&B

  • Adoption of Agenda
  • National Anthem
  • Acceptance of Committee Members
  • Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Tribute to Larry Wagg and Jack Layton
  • Minute of Silence in Honour of Those who have passed away since the last Convention
  • Report of the President Pat Kerwin
  • Report of the Executive by Bob McGarry, Secretary
  • Report of the Treasurer, Betty Ann Bushell
  • Auditors Report
  • Questions and adoption of the reports

Address by Hassan Yussuff, CLC Secretary-Treasurer, on the Campaign for Decent Pensions

Resolution Committee chaired by Louisette Hinton, Member-at-Large on CURC Executive

Presentation on CURC Benefits Program by Anne Spenser, Canadian Benefits, and Ian Vincent, Impact Insurance.

Noon -1:30 PM Lunch in Dining Hall
1:30 – 3:30 PM Home Care Policy Statement

This will be discussed in small groups with a chance for input by everyone. Cecile Cassita and Len Hope will coordinate

3:30 – 4:45 PM Resolution Committee chaired by Louisette Hinton, Member-at-Large on CURC Executive
4:45 – 5:00 PM Presentation on Area Councils by Malcolm Buchanan
5:00 – 6:00 PM Meet Your Area Council : chance for delegates from chapters to meet area councils
6:00 – 7:00 PM Banquet with wine provided by Canadian Benefits and Impact Insurance

Guest speaker: Irene Mathyssen , NDP MP for London Fanshawe and NDP critic for Seniors

CURC award

8:30 – 11:30 PM Nick’s Place will be open

Friday, October 14, 2011

8:30 – 11:30   AM Plenary in Classroom A&B

  • Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Officers Report Committee
  • Resolutions Committee
  • Elections conducted by Dan McNeil, Past President of CURC
Noon Bus leaves for airport and train with box lunches

Lunch for those eating at Centre



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