Dave Coles

Dave Coles was elected as President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) at its 2006 Biennial Convention held in Vancouver. He came to Ottawa after serving for six years as CEP's Western Regional Vice-President.

Dave has a long history of labour and community activism and was known as one of the most senior and experienced trade union organizers in Western Canada. He also has a solid reputation as a social activist, having helped to found such progressive national groups as the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkland Institute.

Dave Coles
News
Aug 10, 2012

Workers' rights and the Rogers Cup

Dave Coles
During the finals of the tennis tournament the union will be setting up an information picket at the Rogers Cup.
Blog
Feb 3, 2012

Governments should seize Caterpillar assets

Dave Coles
The decision announced today that U.S. Caterpillar Corporation will close its Electro-Motive plant in London instead of negotiating with the CAW Union requires an immediate response from governments.
Blog
Jul 28, 2010

Police ethics update: Mocking the Charter

Dave Coles
On Tuesday CEP President, Dave Coles, went before the Police Ethics Committee to get involved in his own complaint against the police for their actions during the G20 summit.

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