Celebrating Peter Kormos (1952-2013)

Peter Kormos, left, talks with CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire at the 1996 ONDP Convention.

In this note , CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire reflects on the life of Peter Kormos

Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013 – A “Shell Game”

Tim Maguire responds to PM Harper’s budget – What’s missing in the Economic Action Plan 2013 is a plan for workers and needed services for communities.   Dear Prime Minister: I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the largest municipal union local in Canada, representing […]

Against Road Tolls: The 407-ization of the daily commute

The following letter was written by CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire and sent to the City of Toronto’s Planning and Growth Management Committee. Modified versions were sent to the Chair of Metrolinx and the Premier of Ontario (posted subsequently). It expresses Tim’s views that road tolls are not a fair way to make up for funding shortfalls. This is a submission as part of the “Toronto Talks Transportation” process.

Toronto Newcomer Strategy

“Newcomers need to know what’s available to help them settle and thrive – they need to know how welcome they are.”  President Tim Maguire speaks at the City’s Community Development and Recreation Committee