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As treasurer, my role in the BCGEU is both political and financial – acting as a member of the Executive Committee and second in charge to the President, while ensuring proper financial oversight and ensuring strategic investment direction.

As you are probably aware, there will be a federal election in the fall – a chance to choose who we want to represent us in Ottawa and around the world.

We’re nearly a century old. Can you believe it?

This Sunday, the BCGEU will celebrate its 96th birthday.

Saving two very young bear cubs has earned BCGEU Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant a lot of support.

You’ve probably heard about his story on TV, in the paper, or on social media. 

Pride season is once again upon us. This year, I’m celebrating #LoveWins!

#LoveWins is the social media hashtag that spread across the Internet on June 27.

On that historic day, the US Supreme Court ruled that all couples in America have the right to marry.

It has been described as cynical, corrupt and dangerous. It has been opposed by unions coast to coast to coast, the Canadian Bar Association, academics and seven provinces. Even the association representing players in the NHL is against it.

Bringing the union to you.

That was the idea behind the decision to acquire a recreational vehicle for the BCGEU – an idea that came from you, our members.

Who doesn’t love the summer? Spending long sunny days outdoors doing the things we love with the people we love.

Last week saw the long-awaited report from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which chronicles the injustices faced by Aboriginal children attending residential schools in decades past.

What an incredible year it has been since I began my term as BCGEU president in May 2014.