Delegates, observers, and guests were greeted, upon signing in to the virtual CEIU Convention platform on day three, to the sound of Solidarity Forever and the showing of the accomplishment video.
The Credential Committee provided their report at the start of the day, prior to the By-Laws Committee chair, Fabienne Jean-François, and committee member, Trish Martin, continuing with the Report of the By-Laws Committee.
Delegates on the speaker’s list from the previous day continued with the debate of Resolution A-10 titled CEIU National Convention. The Committee’s recommendation of concurrence was adopted.
Composite Resolution A-29A – The Committee’s recommendation of concurrence in Composite resolution A-29A titled By-Law 14 – Authority and Responsibilities of National Officers was adopted.
However, after that vote, the National President returned and advised the delegates that there was indeed a cost attached to Resolution A-29A. Co-chair Jean-François read the cost analysis provided for this resolution.
A tally sheet showing the impact to the budget from the referrals adopted the previous day was shown to the delegates prior to President Bourque calling for another vote on Resolution A-29A so that delegates could vote, once again, on that resolution, now knowing that there was a cost associated with the adoption of that resolution. The resolution was adopted.
Resolution A-40 – titled By-Law 14.8 and By-Law 14.10, with the Committee’s recommendation of concurrence was adopted.
Resolution A-45 – titled Non-Binary Member Inclusion, with the Committee’s recommendation of concurrence was adopted.
After the 45-minute recess, Jeannette Meunier-McKay, the Nominations and Elections Chairperson provided a summary of how the All-Candidates Presentation would proceed.
Thirty minutes of questions was provided for each of the three (3) positions for a total of 90 minutes for the All-Candidates Presentation. Questions received for the candidates were hand picked by the Chairperson. Each candidate had one (1) minute to answer each of the questions asked by the Chairperson.
The candidates for the position of National President at the All-Candidates Presentation were, in alphabetical order, as follows: Eddy Bourque, Fabienne Jean-François and Todd Johnson.
The candidates for the position of National Executive Vice-President at the All-Candidates Presentation were, in alphabetical order, as follows: Linda Delaney, Todd Johnson, Lisa Prescott and Crystal Warner.
There was only one (1) candidate for the position of Alternate National Executive Vice-President at the All-Candidates Presentation. That candidate was Chris Gardiner.
After the presentation, the Nominations and Elections Chairperson returned the Chair to President Bourque who asked the Credentials Committee to provide their afternoon report. He then proceeded to allow the observers a chance to comment on the day’s proceedings.
With time still left for convention business, President Bourque invited the By-Laws Committee to continue with their Report.
Resolution A-53 – titled Standing Mental Health Committee, with the Committee’s recommendation of concurrence was adopted.
Composite Resolution A-54A – titled Establishment of IRCC National Conference, with the Committee’s recommendation of concurrence was adopted.
A tally sheet of the costs associated with each resolution that had a cost associated to it, that was adopted, was provided.
Prior to the end of the day, on a point of privilege, delegate D’Arcy Gauthier ask the participants to keep Joanne Cardinal of Local 534, who had passed away the previous day, in their thoughts.
Delegate Rocky Bourgeois was the lucky winner of the day’s $100 Visa card, compliments of Coughlin Insurance.
The 3rd day of convention ended at 4:02 p.m.