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Charan Gill

PHOTO: From an article on The TyeeCAPTION: Charan Gill’s activism spanned the co-founding of the Canadian Farmworkers Union, establishing of a national anti-racism organization and creating and heading the thriving Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society. He died Feb. 2, age 84. Photo posted to Twitter. Charanpal Singh Gill OBC (17 June 1936 – 2 February 2021) was a Canadian social activist and South-Asian community leader in British Columbia. Through his work, he focused on improving the living conditions, wages, and working conditions of

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Chris Ramsaroop

Article and photo from www.nfu.ca (National Farmer’s Union). Chris Ramsaroop is an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers. He is also an instructor in the Caribbean Studies Program at the University of Toronto and a clinic instructor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Ramsaroop is working to complete his PhD at OISE/University of Toronto. Justicia for Migrant Workers is a grassroots activist collective that has been organizing with migrant workers for nearly 20 years. Justicia’s work is based on

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Hassan Yussuff

Hassan Yussuff is a Canadian labour leader and president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Yussuff emigrated to Canada from Guyana as a young man to work as a heavy truck mechanic[1] and soon found employment on the plant floor of CanCar, an automotive parts manufacturer, in Toronto[2] where he became a member of the Canadian Auto Workers. Within a year, he was elected plant chairman of Local 252 of the Canadian Auto Workers and later was elected plant chairman of the General Motors Truck Centre. He later served

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Jinny Sims

From Wikipedia Jinny Jogindera Sims (born June 7, 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election in Surrey-Panorama. She previously was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] She represented the electoral district of Newton—North Delta as a member of the New Democratic Party. Early Life Sims emigrated to England from Punjab, India, at the age of nine. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the Victoria University of Manchester (now the University of Manchester). Sims

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Sharon De Sousa

Sharon DeSousa has been the union’s National Executive Vice-President since September 2020. She was elected PSAC’s Alternate-NEVP at the 2018 National Convention.  Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sharon came to Canada at the age of 5. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Arts & Design.  She became the first racialized Regional Executive Vice President (REVP) for Ontario in PSAC’s history in 2011. She was then re-elected REVP-Ontario in 2014 and 2017.    Sharon began her career

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