Labour Studies Index

Organized Labour and Local Politics: Ontario's 2006 Municipal Elections

Document type Article
Author Savage, Larry
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 62
Date 2008 Fall
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 171-184


The article provides information on the municipal elections which were held in Ontario in November 2006. The elections represented a strategic shift in the political priorities of organized labour. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held a series of strategy sessions, candidate schools, public speaking and media courses, and political organizer training sessions. The campaign was rolled out in four phases including visioning, training and endorsement, and accountability.