Oct. 15, 2021
The Cornwall and District Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees has resumed normal activities. It held its first annual general meeting, since the start of COVID-19, was held at the Cornwall Legion on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. All required COVID-19 precautions were observed at this meeting.
Elections were held for all four positions; JoAn Halliday President, Gérard Piette Vice President, Veronica Britton Treasurer, and Mike Griffin Secretary.
The National Association of Federal Retirees works to protect the pension benefits of retired members of Canada’s military, the RCMP, federally-appointed judges and federal public servants. In addition, it advocates for senors’ issues more generally at the federal and provincial levels in collaboration with other organizations. Our Branch participates in many of the initiatives to this end.
Federal Retirees was established as the Federal Superannuates National Association in 1963 when pension funds, which federal employees pay for directly from their salaries, were threatened by deficit-reduction proposals by the federal government. It has close to 170,000 members across Canada.
The Cornwall and District Branch includes all of Ontario east of Highway 416, excluding Orleans but including Kemptville. It has members from Kemptville to Hawkesbury, and from Iroquois to Bainsville – including Winchester, Chesterville, Casselman, Maxville, Alexandria and many communities in between.