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Henri Giroux has been a labour and community activist for over 35 years. Giroux is a cook at the Cassellholme Home for the Aged in North Bay Ontario, and served 26 years as president of his local, CUPE 146.

A proud member of Ontario’s francophone community, Giroux and his 14 brothers and sisters were raised in the small town of Corbeil, Ontario.  The father of five now lives near-by in Powassan. His roots in the North Bay labour movement run deep, serving 10 years as president of the North Bay CUPE Council and three years as president of the North Bay and District Labour Council.

As a worker in the long-term care sector, Giroux has a passionate commitment to protecting and strengthening our public health care system. He has severed as co-chair of the North Bay Health Coalition, and defending public health care has been a central issue in his campaigns as candidate for the Ontario New Democratic Party.

Giroux currently sits as fourth vice-president of CUPE Ontario, and has been the Northern Ontario regional vice-president on the National Executive Board since 2009.