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November 21, 2017

Chris Buckley was re-elected President of the OFL. Patty Coates was acclaimed Secretary-Treasurer, and Ahmad Gaied was acclaimed Vice-President.

(TORONTO, ON) – Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) delegates have elected incumbent Chris Buckley and his leadership team, Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates and Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied to lead the Federation until 2019.

“It’s a tremendous honour that the OFL delegates have elected this team to move the federation forward into the next two years,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “Patty Coates and Ahmad Gaied and I have pushed strongly for fair employment and labour laws over the last two years and we are going to continue to build on what’s been won until there is fairness for all in this province.”

“I’m humbled to know that our members appreciate and share our commitment to addressing precarious work and standing up for working people. I believe our team has made a difference and we will collaboratively continue to fight for the Ontario we want,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Secretary-Treasurer Patty Coates.

“I am committed to continue the work of the federation to mobilize all workers whether they are unionized or not to obtain fairness and equity in the workplace,” said Ontario Federation of Labour Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied. “Together we can build on our wins and stop the rise of precarious work in this province.

Since winning a unanimous mandate from Ontario’s labour movement in 2015 the OFL leadership team has pressed the government on workers’ rights during the first comprehensive review of labour and employment laws in over 20 years, pushing for equality, good jobs, and stronger labour rights.

The OFL represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario.  For more information, visit and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

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