TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The OTF Board of Governors on August 21,
2012 elected Thunder Bay teacher Terry Hamilton as the 69th President
of the Ontario Teachers' Federation at its Annual Meeting in Niagara
A graduate of McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario,
Hamilton has been a Math and Science teacher with the Lakehead Board of
Education since the early 1980's.
Hamilton has also been very active in his Affiliate—the Ontario
Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF)—serving in a variety of
local capacities in Thunder Bay including Branch President, Chief
Negotiator, and District President. He has also served on behalf of
OSSTF as a local Political Action Committee Member and as a Provincial
Councillor for the Thunder Bay District, as well as an OTF Governor for
the past four years.
During his candidacy for the position of OTF Table Officer, which has
now led to his election as OTF President, Hamilton pointed out that:
"This is a critical time for pension plans in Canadian economic
history" noting that: "The OTF Governors, and particularly the 12
members of the OTF Executive, are the gatekeepers of the Ontario
Teachers' Pension Plan."
While serving as OTF President, Hamilton will represent the professional
interests of teachers, including their interest as the co-sponsor of
the Teachers' Pension Plan.
Also elected at OTF's Annual Meeting were:
Francine LeBlanc-Lebel, Blind River
Julie Pauletig, York Region
Rian McLaughlin, Hamilton
The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 teachers. OTF members are
full-time, part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly
funded schools in the province—elementary, secondary, public, Catholic
SOURCE: Ontario Teachers' Federation
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