SIU of Canada will show strength at Ontario polls in support of the NDP

June 5, 2018

In the coming days, voters across Ontario will head to the polls to vote in the provincial election. After almost 15 years of Liberal leadership, it appears that Ontario is ready for a change.


The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) proudly stands behind the New Democratic Party, and leader Andrea Horwath, in their pursuit of an economy that serves Ontarians, where prosperity is shared widely, not concentrated in the hands of few.


“It’s clear that the people of Ontario believe it’s time for change after 15 years of Liberal leadership,” said SIU President James Given. “The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada are proud to stand behind Andrea Horwath and the NDP to lead Ontario for the next four years.”


The SIU of Canada urges all members eligible to vote to show their strength at the polls on June 7, and vote strategically to ensure that Doug Ford, is not victorious. “Andrea Horwath is a proven leader – and an effective fighter – who is committed to fighting for the rights and wellbeing of workers. She will be a leader that SIU can count on, and she’s what the province of Ontario needs.” said SIU President Given.




About the SIU of Canada: The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) is affiliated with the Seafarers’ International Union of North America serving unlicensed sailors since 1938. The most important sailors’ union in Canada, the SIU represents the majority of unlicensed sailors working aboard vessels on the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, on the East and West Coasts. In addition to vessels operated in Canadian waters, SIU members also have the opportunity to work aboard vessels delivering cargoes in the United States, Europe and South America.