Delegates at the 2021 PSAC-Quebec Regional Triennial Convention re-elected Yvon Barrière as Regional Executive Vice-President. Annick Lamoureux of UTE Local 10008 was also elected Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President.
PSAC-Quebec’s first virtual convention, held on June 17-20, welcomed 183 delegates and 34 observers.
“We have a lot on our plate. I will meet the challenges facing us with confidence and determination,” said Barrière. “The stronger and more united we are, the more victorious we’ll be. We have already shown that by pulling together we can achieve great things.”
Before he was first elected REVP of PSAC-Quebec in 2018, Yvon had been regional vice-president of the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE) since 2014.
In his capacity as a correctional program officer from 2002 to 2014, Yvon had a reputation for empathy and working constructively with the prison community.
Yvon co-chairs two national portfolios: official languages and directly chartered locals. He is also the AEC representative for the EB bargaining team.
“We’ll have to prepare with lightning speed for both the federal and provincial elections. We need to make sure that election platforms align with our demands and values as a union,” said Barrière. “In addition, I intend to dedicate myself to the official languages portfolio and uphold our members’ right to work in French. This is an issue that is very important to me.”
PSAC-Quebec has more than 40,000 members split between the federal public sector and directly chartered locals.