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Political Action

got political actionThe Public Service Alliance of Canada - Ontario Region uses political action as an ongoing way to achieve PSAC's goals by educating, mobilizing and engaging our members, leaders, and the broader public on issues of importance. 

By working with our members, coalition and community partners through the democratic and electoral processes, such as lobbying and campaigning, we can affect and achieve positive change for members and our communities. Political action is a primary focus for our union.

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PSAC Lobbying Kit


Need help to understand the basics of "How to lobby"? The PSAC has created this information package that will get you up to speed, and ready to  inform and lobby.



Below are lists of MPs and MPPs. A great starting point for your political action. Lobby your MP and MPP on the importance of strong public services!

Members of Provincial Parliament - Ontario (MPP)

Members of Parliament (MP)

November 1, 2016 - 3:58pm •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers, The 2016 PSAC Ontario Area Council Summit will take place on Friday, December 2nd to Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at the Four Point by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale hotel (2501 Argentia Road Mississauga, ON L5N 4G8). The theme of the Summit is “Building Capacity through Engagement & Mobilization”. This Area Council Summit is open to all executive members of Area Councils within the PSAC Ontario Region as well as the Area Council Representative on Ontario Regional Council.
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am •
April 1, 2014 - 12:17pm •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers, We are asking that you join a boycott of Carnival Cruises to protest the role of Carnival's chief executive in a six-month labour dispute in Toronto.  The United Steelworkers (USW), which represents striking employees at the Crown Holdings' Toronto plant, has launched a campaign to expose members of Crown's board of directors and hold them accountable for the company's behaviour. Carnival CEO Arnold Donald is a key board member of Crown Holdings, which while making soaring profits, forced mem
May 10, 2013 - 4:16pm •
On April 30, 2013, the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 96, based in Ottawa, went on strike.  The Twitter post reads:  “As of now all Local 96 members working for TKE, Schindler, Otis and Kone in Ontario are on strike.”  One of the issues is that these companies have brought in replacement workers from outside the province who are not licensed or certified under the Provincial TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority). 
April 29, 2013 - 2:42pm •
May Day is celebrated on May 1st, to honour the achievements of workers acting collectively to improve their working conditions and create a fair society. Unions have been at the heart of this collective action, holding employers and governments accountable.For over a century, workers have been coming together to ensure that they share in the profits of their labour and live in healthy communities. Today, we are seeing companies and governments try to roll back these achievements by undertaking austerity programs and outsourcing jobs.
March 20, 2013 - 1:48pm •
PSAC Regional Leadership Meetings  The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights.The government is preparing another budget that Finance Minister Flaherty has said will require further “sacrifice” on the part of federal government workers.  Legislation recently passed with the support of the Harper Government and now before the Senate would impose extremely intrusive rules on all unions – including PSAC Components
December 20, 2012 - 11:05am •
 The Slots at Racetracks Program was created by the Ontario government to increase provincial revenues after a number of communities rejected proposed casino developments in the late 1990s. Under this revenue sharing arrangement, Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) slot machines were placed at the seventeen horse racing tracks across the province, with the horse racing industry and the provincial government sharing the profits.
November 7, 2012 - 11:37am •
We are affected by decisions of many levels of government as workers, voters and consumers. Political and Social Action provides an opportunity for you to think seriously about the kind of government we want and the kind of society we want to build together.
September 20, 2012 - 3:29pm •
January 2013 Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) Partial VictoryOn December 27th, 2012, the provincial Liberal government announced that about two-thirds ($42 million) of the funding cut to the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) will be restored in 2013. The money will go to municipalities under the new system.This concession was forced by community action and support from the Labour Movement. This victory is precious, yet we have to continue to pressure the government to restore full funding to this benefit.
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am •
 PSAC/ UCTE Work to Save Our Historic CanalsOn October 18, 2012, at the Ottawa Locks along the Rideau Canal, UCTE canal workers along with UCTE National President Christine Collins and PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President Sharon DeSousa presented over 8,000 signatures to protect Canada’s historic Canals.


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Upcoming Political Action Events

London Area Council meeting August 24, 2017 • London
London Area Council meeting November 9, 2017 • London