Paul Moist is President Emeritus of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada’s largest union with 635,000 members, and served until his retirement in November 2015.
Paul was CUPE’s 5th National President and its first from Western Canada. He was elected in 2003. He worked for CUPE for 32 years and was a CUPE member for 40 years.
Paul serves on the Board of Directors of SHARE (the Shareholder Association for Research and Education) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba (CCPA-MB).
He has previously held numerous positions including: Treasurer of United Way of Winnipeg, Vice-Chair of the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation, Co-Chair of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council (in his home province of Manitoba), and Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
In 2012, Paul was awarded the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Arts Distinguished Alumni Award. In October 2015, the Public Policy Forum awarded him the Peter Lougheed Award for meritorious contribution to public policy making in Canada.
He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and lives in Winnipeg with his wife Marion.
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