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Congratulations Tim Mathewson, Provincial OSSTF Election Organizer

The TBU congratulates our Political Action Officer, Tim Mathewson, who has been named to the provincial OSSTF Election Organizers Committee. This group of 8 members will be responsible for coordinating OSSTF's election planning for the next provincial election scheduled for 2022. This work will include training and recruiting members to volunteer for election campaigns, liaising with local districts and bargaining units on election campaigns, and assisting in identifying/recruiting local community/education leaders for political party nominations.

Tim has been interested in politics for most of his life. He first got involved in party politics in the late 90s as a Young Liberal when he protested against the Harris government's cuts to education and social services. Since 2011, Tim has served on the Guelph NDP executive in a variety of roles including president, communications, and education & outreach chair.

Tim is excited to mobilize OSSTF members to play a greater role in electoral politics. "From battling the government over a fair contract to ensuring that we have a safe workplace in a pandemic, education workers have been through a lot these past two years. Now more than ever, I believe OSSTF members appreciate the need to have a government at Queen's Park that values public education. I'm excited about getting our members more involved in politics and having a say in the future of this province."

We look forward to hearing more from Tim as he undertakes this important role. Any member who wishes to know more about OSSTF’s election readiness plans can email

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