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This federal election is our chance to choose real leadership, with a real vision for a better Canada. We need a federal government that will stand up for Canadian workers.

CUPE is the largest union in Canada with over 600,000 members in 12 public service sectors. Together we can make our voice heard. We have the capacity to make a difference!

CUPE members talking to CUPE members

This year, CUPE election coordinators and volunteers in each province are working hard to reach out to members and candidates. To find a CUPE election coordinator in your region, please refer to the table below.

This election is our chance to choose real federal leadership, with a real vision for a better Canada. As CUPE members we know the importance of electing a government that understands the issues facing working Canadians.

Mobilize CUPE staff and members

CUPE priority issues should form part of the party platforms. We can provide research and clear messages on CUPE’s priority issues. Also, we can provide election training and materials to members and staff.

New Federal Election 2011 website features:

Federal riding look-up tool: enter your postal code to find your NDP candidate and contact information.

CUPE Reality Check: get the real facts behind party announcements and promises.

CUPE action materials: to help you organize your election campaign efforts.

Candidate bios: get to know our CUPE member and staff candidates.

Social networks: follow CUPE and candidates online. Get links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and websites.

Join the NDP: as a member of the Party, you can participate in your riding association, vote on policy and run for office.

Upcoming elections: Keep informed about upcoming provincial and municipal elections across the country.

Twitter feed: follow @CUPE_Media on twitter for the latest information on our key election issues (follow hashtag #elxn41) and messages from CUPE National President Paul Moist @CUPENatPres.

Political action mailing list:

  • Alert you to elections and NDP activities in your area
  • Contact you about volunteering for the NDP and CUPE during election campaigns
  • Enter you in a database of activists who may be called upon for training as campaign organizers
  • Identify CUPE members who can participate in NDP conventions and policy-setting meetings

CUPE election coordinators


Regional Election Planning Committee member


John McCracken


Tom Steep


Archana Rampure


Nicole Campbell


Alistair Mackenzie


Kirk Oates

British Columbia

Jeff Lawson