Cathie Fraser, President


As a result of collective bargaining, and in accordance with the Memorandums of Understanding with respect to the Implementation of the Collective Agreements, newly negotiated rates of pay and retroactive adjustments are being implemented in a manner that is different from the past. Prospective or future forward compensation increases are being implemented separate from retroactive adjustments.  New rates of pay for all employees except PE, FI and MG will be reflected on the pay of October 16. …

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When an employee expects to receive a lump sum payment of some kind, he or she may request that such payment be rolled over directly into an RRSP.  In order to do so, the employee must complete the following form requesting a waiver from the Canada Revenue Agency and submit it to the Compensation and Benefits Unit prior to the issuance of such payment.  The forms can be found at the following sites.

English request:

French request:

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The minutes of the 2018 RCEA Annual General Meeting are to be approved at 2019 Annual General Meeting in Montreal on October 7, 2019.

They can be viewed here: 2018 RCEA Annual General Meeting Minutes

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The Elections Committee would like to inform RCEA members that Marvin Zaluski has been re-elected as 1st Vice President for another term of two years, ending on 31 December 2021. Congratulations Marvin!

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There will be an election for the position of RCEA president, as two candidates have put their names forward.  Cathie Fraser is the current president of the RCEA and Bernard Holbrook, a TO, is the current treasurer.

Both candidates will give a speech at the RCEA AGM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Montreal.  The AGM will be streamed live on Following the AGM, the candidates’ speeches will also be accessible on the RCEA website.

Ballots will be sent out on October 10, 2019 and must be returned by October 31, 2019.  They will be counted on November 1, 2019.

All members in good standing will receive a ballot.  Please vote.

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