Political Action Committee

Report of the Political Action Committee

June 2009

 Nick Stein Item (m)

The Committee met June 1-3/09 in Ottawa and the minutes of that meeting will be sent out by way of a UTE Bulletin. At that meeting the Committee will discuss Bill C-10, the possible federal election and review the feedback from the Locals dealing with supporting a political party or a specific candidate(s).

The Committee will make recommendations to Executive Council at the June/09 session. The Committee will also review the possibility of having a presentation on Parliamentary Procedures at the September 2009 Presidents’ Conference. 

It is hoped that Committee members will be able to arrange a meeting with one or more Members of Parliament while in Ottawa to discuss the continued fight back on Bill C-10 and the next Federal Election.

Respectfully submitted,     

Nick Stein
Chair of the Committee

Addendum to PAC report at June 2009 Council

The following are recommendations to the June 2009 Executive Council Meeting:

The UTE PAC met June 1-3/09 in Ottawa and made the following recommendations in regards to the 2008 convention resolution #312 dealing with political action:

Recommendation #1

The UTE will “NOT” endorse a political party or individual candidates in a federal election.

Recommendation #2

The UTE PAC will develop a communiqué outlining issues of importance to the members in regards to the next federal election.

Recommendation #3

The UTE will develop a workplace action plan for all Locals in regards to Bill C-10. It is intended that this plan will take place on Nov 2/09 after receiving input from Executive Council and the Locals.