Thank you to all those dedicated locals in ATU Canada that never stopped believing we could make a difference.
What appeared to be almost insurmountable changed in the spring of 2013 when over 40 Local officers descended on Ottawa to lobby lawmakers to create a law to better protect our members. Out of that, Liberal MP Ralph Goodale and NDP MP John Rafferty introduced Private Members Bills to do just that.
That day over 50 Members of Parliament were part of these critically important discussions and as ATU Canada kept the topic alive law makers started to notice.
By October, policy makers were in support and in November, only five months after we went to work together on the Hill, Senator Runciman committed to championing Bill S-221 through the Senate. When you stay united you can make a difference.
Congratulations to you all.