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February 12th, 2016
February 12th, 2016

As we head into another general election, the AJC is a strong voice: 'Time for you to step up,' says AJC President

Dear Colleagues,

As we march towards our 10th anniversary as your certified bargaining agent, the AJC continues to grow and mature. Our views are sought by the media and larger more experienced bargaining agents.  Last year we were invited to testify before the Senate, following earlier appearances in Parliamentary subcommittees.  We are increasing our presence on social media. Each year we learn more and more and do more and more advocating for federal government lawyers.

Our work continues. We need to maintain momentum, even with an arguably less adversarial government. We still face ongoing budget constraints, with one "efficiency" review after another, affecting our members.  We have the bargaining obstacles from C-4 to contend with, pending review by this government.

My term as your President comes to a close on May 19th, 2016. I will not be seeking re-election as president. This is a negotiating year and all of the Negotiating Team (NT) members have agreed to run again to carry on with their negotiating mandate.  I remain committed to continuing the negotiation which we have started.

In addition to bargaining, the time has come for our bi-annual general election process. Every two years, we as an Association look to renew our mandate by electing representatives from across the country who will sit on the AJC Governing Council. Your association needs leaders to step up to help maintain the momentum and continue the progress we have made over the last ten years. I hope you will answer this call and seriously consider running as a Governing Council Representative. The call for nominations closes on February 19th, 2016.

It is an honour to serve the AJC. When I assumed this position, I committed to do everything I could to maintain the Association's stable footing, as well as fight against the legislated efforts to weaken us. I believe we have accomplished much during my term and it has been very gratifying on a personal level. I leave great colleagues. I thank the current members of the Governing Council for their relentless efforts over the last two years.

This is an exciting time for the AJC. I have every faith that with the strides we've made over the last couple of years, we are more than capable of handling whatever comes our way in 2016 and beyond.

Thank you

We are the AJC.
Len MacKay, President of the AJC

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For more information on the role of Governing Council members, please consult Roles and Responsibilities of Governing Council (GC) Members of the AJC-AJJ, or contact an existing Governing Council or Executive Committee Member.

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