Paul-Émilien Dalpé

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Paul-Émilien Dalpé (1919 - April 16, 1994), C.M., also known as Paul-Émile Dalpé, was a Canadian labour unionist and nurse. He was born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec and was the founding president of the Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD), a Quebec labour central body.

In 1966 he was president of the National Federation of Services, part of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) which represented hospital workers.[1]

In 1972, he was one of the dissident members of the CSN executive who led the split of the CSN that resulted in the creation of the more politically moderate CSD, and became the CSD's founding president[2] [3] [4] from 1972 until 1981. After he retired, he became a part-time member of the Economic Council of Canada.[5]

Honours[edit]

On December 14, 1981, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collier, F. T. (Oct 12, 1966). "Increase In Minimum Wage Next Month Meeting Told". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 3. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Le dernier des trois « D » s'est éteint" (PDF). Le Fureteur CSD (in French). Centrale des syndicats démocratiques. June 2001. pp. 4–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Bull, Rob (June 8, 1972). "All Ds Battle Politics". The Ottawa Citizen. p. 41. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Breakaway Union Sticks With Leaders". The Gazette. Montreal. June 11, 1973. p. 2. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ Dobuzinskis, Laurent. Back to the Future? Is There a Case for Re-establishing the Economic Council and/or the Science Council?. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Paul-Émilien Dalpé, C.M." Order of Canada. Retrieved January 31, 2010.