This document will serve as official notice of nominations and elections for UFCW Canada Local 12R24. This notice has been mailed to the latest address on file for you with UFCW Canada Local 12R24. As per your local By-laws Derek Johnstone, Special Assistant to the National President, will be the Election Chairperson. A number of Election Judges have also been appointed and , together will form the Election Committee. The current officers of UFCW  Canada Local 12R24 shall have no authority in the matters of the nominations and elections.

The three-year term of the present Executive Board expires on December 31, 2017. Under the Constitution and Bylaws of the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada) and UFCW Local 12R24, nominations and elections will be held according to the process explained in this notice.

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Nominations for President, Secretary-Treasurer and Recorder

Nominations for the President, Secretary-Treasurer and Recorder positions will be held at the nomination meetings listed in this notice. All eligible members will be able to stand for election of this position. Nominations for the three positions must be conducted at the Nomination Meeting. In accordance with the UFCW Constitution and Local Union By-laws, write-in nominations will not be accepted.

  • To be eligible, a candidate must be an  active  member  in  the  Local  Union,  who has  been  an  active  member  in  the  Local  Union,  or  who had been a member of another organization merged with  the  Local  Union,  for  a  continuous  aggregate  of  at  least 12  months  immediately  preceding  the  month  in  which   nominations  are  held,  or  an  active  member  in  the  Local   Union who has been an active member in the International Union  continuously  for  at  least  24  months  immediately preceding the month in which nominations are held, shall be eligible to hold any Local Union office, provided that said member maintains continuous active membership in the Local Union.

  • Eligible members not attending the Nomination Meeting may be nominated for one of the three positions by any member in good standing present at the meeting, or by phone if the nominating member is more than one and one half (1½) hours travel distance from the meeting.  The phone call must be made during the nomination times listed in this notice. The person phoning in a nomination will be called back to verify that they are a member in good standing.  

  • Any eligible member who is nominated for a position must indicate their intention to stand for election in writing. Members properly nominated to positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer and Recorder shall not appear on the Election Ballot unless the Chairperson of the Election received written acceptance thereof, within seven (7) days following the final nomination meeting.

  • For an election for the offices of Local Union President and/or Secretary-Treasurer a majority of votes cast shall be required for election. If no nominee for Local Union President or Secretary-Treasurer receives a majority of votes cast, a runoff election between the two nominees with the higher number of votes shall be conducted.

  • If more than one (1) person is nominated for Recorder, the nominee receiving the most votes in the election shall be considered elected.

  • When nominations have been completed and there are unopposed candidates, such unopposed candidates shall be deemed elected by acclamation.

Executive Board Nomination Procedure for Fourteen (14) Vice-President Positions:

There shall be  (2) Vice-Presidents from each of the Local Union’s seven (7) Regions, one (1) from Retail, and one (1) from Logistics.

Nominations for the fourteen (14) Vice-Presidents positions will be held at the nomination meetings listed in this notice. All eligible members must work in the region, to be able to stand for election of this position. Nominations for these fourteen positions must be conducted at the Nomination Meeting. In accordance with the UFCW Constitution and Local Union By-laws, write-in nominations will not be accepted.

Region 1 Deep North: includes Thunder Bay, Kenora east to Marathon.
Region 2 Near North:

Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Hearst, Kapuskasing, as far East as Kirkland Lake/New Liskeard, North Bay to Parry Sound, Sudbury, and Timmins areas.

Region 3 Eastern Region: Peterborough, North to Deep River and East through Ottawa.
Region 4 Toronto East: Kingston, Belleville, Whitby, Oshawa.
Region 5 Toronto West:

Brampton/Mississauga, North to Barrie, Newmarket, through Wasaga Beach, to Owen Sound, and Hanover.

Region 6 Golden Horseshoe:

Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Ft. Erie, Hamilton, Burlington, Kitchener, Guelph, and Brantford.

Region 7 South West: London, Windsor, Sarnia, Chatham, Stratford, and Woodstock.
  • To be eligible, a candidate must be an  active  member  in  the  Local  Union,  who has  been  an  active  member  in  the  Local  Union,  or  who had been a member of another organization merged with  the  Local  Union,  for  a  continuous  aggregate  of  at  least 12  months  immediately  preceding  the  month  in  which   nominations  are  held,  or  an  active  member  in  the  Local   Union who has been an active member in the International Union  continuously  for  at  least  24  months  immediately preceding the month in which nominations are held, shall be eligible to hold any Local Union office, provided that said member maintains continuous active membership in the Local Union.

  • Eligible members not attending the Nomination Meeting may be nominated for one of the three positions by any member in good standing present at the meeting, or by phone if the nominating member is more than one and one half (1½) hours travel distance from the meeting.  The phone call must be made during the nomination times listed in this notice. The person phoning in a nomination will be called back to verify that they are a member in good standing. 

  • Any eligible member who is nominated for a position must indicate their intention to stand for election in writing. Members properly nominated to positions of Vice-President shall not appear on the Election Ballot unless the Chairperson of the Election received written acceptance thereof, within seven (7) days following the final nomination meeting.

  • No member shall be nominated for more than one (1) position. A nomination will not be accepted if the nominated member has already been nominated for another position.

  • If more than one (1) person is nominated for any Vice-President, the nominee receiving the most votes in the election shall be considered elected a Vice-President.

  • When nominations have been completed and there are unopposed candidates, such unopposed candidates shall be deemed elected by acclamation.

Newly-elected Officers and Executive Board members assume office January 1, 2018, for a four (4) year term ending December 31, 2021.

When and Where to Nominate?

REGION #1

August 3:

Kenora 141 Storm BayBr 7:30pm – 8:30pm
August 3: Thunder Bay

RCL Br # 5
229 Van Norman St., TBay

7:00pm – 9:00pm

REGION #2

August 2: Sudbury Beef and Bird Tavern
923 Lorne St., Sudbury
6:00pm – 7:00pm
August 15: Sault Ste Marie RCL (Boardroom) 7:00pm – 8:00pm
August 10: Timmins Comfort Inn, Timmins 6:00pm – 9:00pm

REGION #3

August 13: Ottawa Dempsey Community Centre
1895 Russel Rd.
10:00am – 12noon
August 15: Peterborough Best Western Otonabee Inn (Meade Room)
84 Lansdowne St.  E.
6:00pm – 8:00pm

REGION #4

August 7: Kingston RCL BR#560
734 Montreal St.  Kingston
5:00pm – 7:00pm
August 13: Whitby/Oshawa Navel Club  320 Viola Ave. ( Behind Ritson St Beer Store) 9:30am – 11:30am
August 6: GTA East/West RC Legion 345  81 Peard Rd. Toronto 10:00am – 11:00am
August 15: Belleville Beaufort Pub
173 Dundas St. E.
6:00pm – 7:00pm

REGION #5

July 30: Brampton  Ivy Bridge Bar
160 Main St. S. Basement Level
10:00am
August 3: Barrie Army/Navy/Air Force
52 Morrow Rd., Barrie
5:00pm – 7:00pm

REGION #6

August 15: Hamilton Quality Inn Suites  51 Keefer Crt. 5:30pm – 6:30pm
August 8: St. Catharines Canadian Corps 7 Clairmont
Unit #44 Thorold - Downstairs
7:00pm – 8:00pm
August 10: Kitchener Polish Legion
Kitchener
7:00pm – 8:00pm

REGION #7

August 15: Windsor Player’s Club
Langlois Rd.,  Windsor
7:00pm – 8:00pm
August 8: London Victory Branch Legion (Upstairs South)
311 Oakland Ave
6:00pm – 7:00pm

When and Where to Vote?

REGION #1

September 6: Atikoken

711 Mackenzie St. E.

12:00 pm
  Ft. Frances

343 Fifth St.

4:00 pm
September 6: Thunder Bay RCL Br #5  229 Van Norman St. 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 7: Kenora 560 Park St,  Kenora 9:00am
September 7: Geralton 101 First Street W. 11:30am
September 7: Marathon Marathon Harbour Inn
67 Penninsula Rd.
7:00pm
September 8: Nipigon Railway Street 11:30am
September 5: Red Lake 35 Birk Dr. 11:00am
September 5: Dryden 79 Queen St.  5:00pm
September 5: Sioux Lookout 41 Front St. 3:00pm

REGION #2

September 12: North Bay Voyageur Inn
123 Delaware Ave.
7:00pm – 9:00pm

September 6:

Sudbury Beef n Bird Tavern
923 Lorne St.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
September 12: Chapleau 59 Lisgar St. 1:00pm – 2:00pm
September 12: Wawa 54 Mission Rd. 11:00am – 11:30am

September 6:

Parry Sound PS Curling Club
12 Johnson St.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
September 11: Sault Ste. Marie RCL Legion (Boardroom) 7:00pm – 8:00pm
September 12: Kapuskasing/Hearst Comfort Inn  Kapuskasing. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
September 13: Kirkland Lake Comfort Inn  Kirkland Lake 6:00pm – 9:00pm
September 14: New Liskeard 50 Jaffray St. 11:00am – 1:00pm
September 11: Timmins Comfort Inn 6:00pm – 9:00pm

REGION #3

Sept 12: Smiths Falls RCL,  7 Main St.E. 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sept 13: Brockville Luna Pizzerias
365 Steward Blvd.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Sept 10: Ottawa Dempsey Comm Centre
1890 Russel Rd
10:00am – 12:00noon
September 12: Peterborough 84 Lansdowne St. E. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
September 11: Cornwall ANAF Club 14 Marlborough St N 7:00pm – 10:00pm
September 11: Pembroke Pembroke Legion 72
202 Pembroke St. E.
7:00pm – 9:00pm

REGION #4

September 10: GTA East/West RC Legion 345
81 Peard Rd. Toronto
10:00am – 8 pm
September 12: Belleville  Beaufort Pub, 173 Dundas St. E. 7:00pm – 10:00pm
September 11: Kingston RCL Legion #560 
734 Montreal St.
5:00pm – 9:00pm
September 10: Whitby/Oshawa Naval Club   320 Viola Ave.,
(Behind Ritson St Beer St)
9:30am – 1:30pm

REGION #5

September 6: Brampton Ivy Bridge Bar
160 Main St. S. Unit #22  Brampton Mall
Noon – 10:00pm
September 11: Bracebridge Royal Canadian Legion
168 Muskoka Rd
3:00pm – 8:00pm
September 10: Hanover  658 21st Ave. 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 7: Barrie Army/Navy/Airforce Club
52 Morrow Rd.
7:00pm – 8:00pm

REGION #6

September 11: St. Catharines Canadian Corps 7 Clairmont
Unit #44 Thorold - Upstairs
12:00pm – 8:00pm
September 12: Hamilton Quality Inn Suites  51 Keefer Crt 10:00am – 7:00pm
September 5: Kitchener Polish Legion
Kitchener
1:00pm – 3:00pm
and 
7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 6: Brantford Dundsdon Legion 
9 Tollgate Rd  Brantford
7:00pm – 9:00pm

REGION #7

September 13: Sarnia RCL #62 286 Front St., 7:00pm – 10:00pm
September 12: Windsor Players Club  Langlois Rd. 7:00pm – 10:00pm
September 12: London Victoria Br Legion  311 Oakland Ave 11:00am – 8:00pm
September 12: Chatham Blazin BBQ St. Clair St. 5:00pm – 10:00pm
September 14: Stratford Queens Inn  Edinburgh Rm 161 Ontario St 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • No funds or publications of the International Union or any of its chartered bodies (including Local 12R24) can be used to promote, directly or indirectly, the candidacy of any person for elected office within any chartered body.

  • Signs, posters, flyers or electioneering material of any kind is NOT allowed in any polling station location during the date and time of the polling.

  • Use of any Company materials or processes (e.g. telephone, fax, courier, e-mail, etc.) is NOT allowed for electioneering purposes.

  • All nominated candidates will receive a letter from the Election Chairperson detailing all the election rules.

Address all communication to:

Derek Johnstone, Election Chairperson
Special Assistant to the National President
61 International Blvd  Suite 300
Rexdale On. M9W 6K4
416-675-1104 ext 2222
Fax: 416-675-6919
E-mail derek.johnstone@ufcw.ca

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