Leadership

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National President

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Fabian Murphy
National President
Work Phone: 613-560-4306 Work Fax: 613-235-0517
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National Executive

The Agriculture Union’s National Executive is comprised of a National President and four National Executive Vice-Presidents. These five national officers are Agriculture Union members, elected by the delegates at our union’s National Triennial Convention.

The National President and First National Executive Vice-President are both full-time officers, based at the Agriculture Union’s National Office in Ottawa.

The National Executive ensures that our union’s resources are appropriately allocated and that its activities reflect the will of the membership. It meets four times a year.

Brief biographies and contact information for our other National Executive officers can be seen below.

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Rick Cormier
First National Executive Vice-President
Work Phone: 506-381-5007 Cell Phone: 506-872-0256 Home Phone: 506-384-3221
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Milton Dyck
Second National Executive Vice-President
Work Phone: 306-778-3139 Cell Phone: 306-741-9061
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Mélanie Desrosiers
Fourth National Executive Vice-President
Home Phone: (514) 838-3421
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Patrick St-Georges
Third National Executive Vice-President
Cell Phone: (613) 799-2962
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National Council

The National Council serves as the Agriculture Union’s governing body between triennial conventions.  Its members are directly elected by grassroots delegates at our union’s National Triennial Convention.

The National Council is made up of the National Executive and:

  • Regional Vice-Presidents, who represent defined geographical regions of the country; and
  • The National Director for Human Rights.

The National Council meets twice a year to oversee the operation of the union between conventions.

In addition to the National Executive, its current members, along with the Locals they represent, can be seen below.

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Jan Pennington
RVP – Eastern Atlantic
Work Phone: 902-536-1029 Cell Phone: 902-670-2810
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Tammy Carter
RVP – Western Atlantic
Home Phone: (506) 612-0231 Cell Phone: (506) 612-0231
Categories: National Council
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Jacquelin Carrier
RVP – Eastern Quebec
Work Phone: (418) 253-5437 x 2222 Cell Phone: 418-225-6109
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Audrey St-Germain
RVP – Western Quebec
Cell Phone: 514-972-4427
Categories: National Council
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Érick Martel
RVP – National Capital Region
Cell Phone: 819-209-3493
Categories: National Council
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Rob MacDonald
RVP – Southern Ontario
Work Phone: (226) 934-7370 Cell Phone: (289) 808-1130
Categories: National Council
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Jeff Griffith
RVP – Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut
Work Phone: (204) 578-6610 Cell Phone: (204) 730-0053 Cell Phone: 204-730-0053
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KAREN ZOLLER
RVP – Saskatchewan
Cell Phone: (306) 280-1969 Work Phone: (306) 385-4867
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RANDY OLYNYK
RVP – Northern Alberta & NWT
Work Phone: (780) 292-1343 Cell Phone: (780) 619-2249
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Dorothy McRae
RVP – Southern Alberta
Work Phone: (403) 393-0540 Cell Phone: (587) 257-3947
Categories: National Council
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Dean Babuin
RVP – Eastern British Columbia
Work Phone: (604) 796-6035 Cell Phone: (604) 798-6487
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Terri Lee
RVP – Western BC and Yukon
Cell Phone: (604) 307-3228
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MARLENE O’NEIL
National Director Human Rights
Work Phone: (613) 773-6191 Cell Phone: (613) 302-5509
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Past Presidents

Our Union is fortunate to have had a tradition of dedicated, effective National Presidents.

The individuals noted below have contributed immensely to the strength and success of today’s Agriculture Union. The asterisk indicates that the individual is deceased.

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Bob Kingston 2008-2017
Yves Ducharme

1999-2008

Larry Leng 1993-1999
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Fred Coates

1983-1993

Albert Burke

1981-1983

D.K. Yost *1970-1981
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Andy Stewart *

1966-1970

   

Life Members

Life Membership is the highest honour the Agriculture Union can bestow on a member of our Union. The awarding of Life Memberships is decided by the National Council according to the direction provided in our by-laws:

“Life Membership may be awarded to any current and/or retired member who, through personal and devoted efforts in the affairs of this Union , has performed exemplary services for the membership.”

The uniqueness of this recognition is shown by the fact that there can only be 10 Life Memberships at any one time. Life Members who are deceased are also recognized on this page.

Below is the list of current Life Members of the Agriculture Union:

  • Albert Burke
  • Fred Coates
  • Yves Ducharme
  • Larry Leng
  • R.S. Pani Panickar
  • Claude Parent
  • Gilles Pelletier
  • Henriette Pollon
  • Charles Prest
  • Denis Sicard
  • Raphaël Tarasco

Life members who have passed away:

  • André Sénéchal
  • A.I. (Andy) Stewart
  • Howard Willems
  • J.K. Yost