March 19, 2005



Friday May 13, 2005

7-9 pm

Trinity St.Paul's Centre

427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario


Join Madeline Parent and Jean-Claude Parrot as they celebrate the publication of two books that look at their lives and contributions to their unions, in particular, and the labour movement as a whole - Madeline Parent: Activist edited by Andrée Lévesque (Sumach Press) and My Union, My Life by Jean-Claude Parrot (Fernwood Publishing).

JEAN-CLAUDE PARROT was National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for fifteen years and its chief negotiator for eighteen. When Pierre Trudeau decided to make the post office a crown corporation Parrot was there to guide the transition. He was also there to oversee the merger of the various postal unions into "one union for all." During that time he provided the leadership which built what became Canada's most militant and democratic union.

MADELINE PARENT played a key role in the textile strikes in Quebec and in establishing Canadian unions. She has also been a champion of women's rights, active in campaigns for pay equity, for the right to abortion and for the rights of immigrant and Native women. An iconic figure in the history of Canadian political struggle, Parent has a fearless and continuing commitment to social and economic justice that continues to inspire.


My Union, My Life

Jean-Claude Parrot and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Jean-Claude Parrot

288pages ISBN 1-55266-164-4 $24.95 Fernwood Publishing


Madeline Parent


Edited and translated by Andrée Lévesque.

204 pages ISBN 1-894549-46-5 $19.95 Sumach Press


In Solidarity

Mike Duquette
Scarborough Local