Back in March of last year, OCC Phil Gillies wrote a column in the Toronto Sun defending the high quality standards and good safety record of the unionized construction force – at a time when the Province’s Bill 66 was allowing municipalities to tear up their construction union contracts. Our sector mounted a strong campaign that saw the contracts saved at Toronto City Hall.
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Toronto Mayor John Tory with Phil Gillies at the Canadian Club luncheon on December 4, 2019
Phil Gillies with Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua at his Empire Club presentation on December 2, 2019
Painters Union President Bruno Mandic and Phil Gillies talked with Hon Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development at his Empire Club speech on January 15th.
Phil Gillies has been elected to the Board of the Public Affairs Association of Canada, Ontario Chapter. Phil, second from the right, is pictured with his fellow directors.
Phil Gillies met with the City of Toronto’s Colleen Dignam on February 11th. Colleen handles the Community Benefits file at Employment and Social Services department at City Hall. Phil assured her of the Consortium’s strong support for this program.