Speeches

Ken Georgetti speech to Convention 2014, Montreal

Presented by: Ken Georgetti

Welcome delegates to Montreal, especially new delegates! This Canadian Labour Congress Convention is at the heart of our democratic union movement, with 3.3 million members from coast to coast to coast! For 57 years, the Congress has br… Read More

Canada Pension Plan Expansion News Conference

Presented by: Ken Georgetti

Check Against Delivery Thank you for joining us today. We’re here today because now is the time to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The time for talk has passed and the time for action has arrived.… Read More

CLC Ontario Region Summer School - CAW Family Education Centre, Port Elgin, Ontario

Presented by: Barbara Byers

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, Bonjour Confrères et Consoeurs. I am pleased to bring you greetings tonight on behalf of the Officers of the Canadian Labour Congress – President Ken Georgetti, Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker, an… Read More

CEP March of Aprons Rally

Presented by: Barbara Byers

Greetings Sisters and Brothers! I was asked to talk about the long list of attacks from the Harper government. However, somehow I think you have been spending a lot of time at your conference talking about that. So I am going to twist that requ… Read More

CLC President Ken Georgetti speaks to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

Presented by: Ken Georgetti

(Check against delivery) Thank you for inviting me to speak today. The Canadian Labour Congress is Canada’s largest democratic organization, representing 3.3 million workers in 25,000 union locals, branches and lodges, federa… Read More

New Brunswick Federation of Labour - Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Presented by: Barbara Byers

Sisters and brothers – it’s my great pleasure to bring solidarity greetings from Canada’s largest democratic organization and its 3.3 million members – the Canadian Labour Congress. I want to thank your President Michel Boudreau for inv… Read More

Speaking Notes to the Federal New Democratic Party Convention

Presented by: Ken Georgetti

(Check Against Delivery) Consœurs et confrères, collègues néo-démocrates, je suis heureux de vous saluer au nom des 3,3 millions de membres qui font partie de la plus grande organisation démocratique au Canada – le Congrès du … Read More

Remarks to the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Pension Forum

Presented by: Ken Georgetti

(Check Against Delivery) On behalf of the Officers and the 3.3 million members of Canada’s largest democratic organization – the Canadian Labour Congress – I bring solidarity greetings. And I want to thank Terry Hamilton … Read More

Media Launch of the YWCA Homes for Women Campaign

Presented by: Barbara Byers

Check against delivery On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress, I am proud to lend our support to the Homes… Read More

CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff speaks on Corporate Tax Freedom Day 2013

Presented by: Hassan Yussuff

Good morning and thank you for joining us. Today the Canadian Labour Congress is releasing it's second annual survey examining what benefit Canadians received in return for federal corporate tax rates that were slashed in the ten year period 20… Read More