Lobbying

When labour challenges undermine our quality of life, lobbyists play an important role in making things right. Some government policies can threaten workers’ rights and lobbyists work to change and influence those policies, so that our workers have a voice. They also raise public awareness to issues affecting our labour force and confront these changes at higher levels.

Teamsters Canada Lobbyists

Phil Benson

Lobbyist

National Political Action Coordinator
Representative - The Canadian Trucking Ressources Council
2439 Orient Park Drive,
Gloucester, on K1B 4M9
pbenson@teamsters.ca
613 292-9786

Ken Deptuck

Lobbyist

National Advisor
1-2775 lancaster Road,
Ottawa, ON K1B 4V8
kdeptuck@teamsters.ca
613 733-4456

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