A first woman and aboriginal to head the FTQ in November?


Published on 05/31/2022 at 11:46

Magali Picard, former national executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada – the large pan-Canadian union of federal public servants – confirmed her interest in the position. (Image: The Canadian Press)

Quebec’s largest trade union centre, the FTQ, may have an Aboriginal woman at the helm in the coming months.

She is the first woman to head the Quebec labor federation with more than 600,000 members.

Magali Picard, former national executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada – the large pan-Canadian union of federal public servants – has indeed confirmed her interest in replacing the current president of the FTQ, Daniel Boyer.

Mr. Boyer announced in mid-May that he would not seek a renewal of his mandate at the central trade union congress next November.

Ms. is known. Picard across Canada for the long fight against the failures of the payment system in Phoenix, in particular. He also campaigned to increase the presence of women in trade unions.

Less famous, Ms. Picard is also a native, “a proud Wendate from Wendake,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press on Tuesday.

Currently, he is the only candidate in the running. However, interested parties may still come forward in November.

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