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Photo: Martin O'Hanlon Martin O'Hanlon

Member: Local 30213

Martin is on leave from his position as Parliamentary Editor for The Canadian Press. He was elected Director (now President) in 2011, after serving as Deputy Director for seven years. | 613.820.8460 or Toll-free: 1.877.486.4292



Photo: Lois Kirkup Lois Kirkup

Member: Local 30205

An online editor at The Ottawa Citizen, Lois was president of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild from 1999 until 2012.



Photo: John Rufh John Rufh

Member: Local 30403

A mailer at the Victoria Times Colonist, John has been the Secretary-Treasurer for CWA Local 30403 British Columbia since 1999.



Photo: Gord Holder Gord Holder

Member: Local 30205

Acclaimed as Treasurer at the National Representative Council meeting in April 2012, Gord had relinquished the position in 2011. CWA Canada is happy to have its financial shepherd back!


Executive Committee


Diversity / Equity

Member: Local 30213

Ing became the first Diversity member on the CWA Canada executive in 2010. The producer of an afternoon show on CBC Radio in Toronto has been especially active on pay equity issues.



Member At Large

Member: Local 30400

An editor and columnist at the Red Deer Advocate, Mary-Ann is president of the Media & Communications Workers of Alberta.



Member At Large

Member: Local 30223

A district manager at the Victoria Times Colonist, Chris has been president of the Victoria-Vancouver Island Newspaper Guild since 1999.



Member At Large

Member: Local 30213

Lise served for 12 years as national president of the Canadian Media Guild, before bowing out of the top position to let in new blood. She was elected CMG national vice-president in late 2010.



Member At Large

Member: Local 30664

Stephen has been a reporter with The Daily Gleaner for more than 30 years, covering everything from provincial politics to city hall. He has been president of the Fredericton Typographical Union since 1997.



Member At Large

Member: Local 30213

Carmel has worked at the CBC as a producer, anchor, reporter and writer since 1990. She became national president of the Canadian Media Guild in 2011.




The Newspaper Guild


Canada Vice-president

Photo: Scott Edmonds Scott Edmonds

Member: Local 30213

A reporter and editor at The Canadian Press, Scott became the TNG Western Canada VP shortly after CWA Canada was formed in 1995. He has led the Canadian Press Branch at the Canadian Media Guild and served as national vice-president of CMG.