PSAC-Quebec supports Magali Picard’s bid for FTQ president

Last May, Daniel Boyer, who has been FTQ president since 2013, said he would not be running for another term and would be taking a well-earned retirement. A few days later, at PSAC-Quebec’s National Officers Meeting, Sister Picard made a surprise announcement that she would be running for the position. 

“If she is elected, Sister Picard would be the first woman and the first Indigenous person to lead the Federation. This would be a historic moment for the organization, and a major step for equity and representation in 2023,” said PSAC-Quebec Regional Executive Vice-President Yvon Barrière.

Magali Picard is a PSAC and PSAC-Quebec life member and was elected PSAC’s National Executive Vice-President at the 18th National Triennial Convention in 2018. Before that, she served as Quebec Regional Executive Vice-President from 2012 to 2018. 

Magali has been actively involved in PSAC for nearly 20 years, and has held various positions within her local (UVAE 10042). She has also served on the Finance, Constitution and Collective Bargaining committees for PSAC National Conventions from 2006 to 2018. Magali is a proud member of the National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle. During her years as REVP for the Quebec region, she also acted as Vice-President of the FTQ and served on the Board of Directors of its Solidarity Fund.

In light of the above and of her bid for FTQ president alongside incumbent FTQ Secretary General Brother Denis Bolduc of CUPE, the Quebec Council has voted unanimously to support her and invites its members and the members of other FTQ affiliates to do the same.