· Heavily involved United Transportation Union; Vice Chair of local since 1997
· Community volunteer, coach of Little League and Minor Hockey; canvasser with the Lung Association
· Conductor with C.N. since 1985
· Earned experience with the union legislative department, representing a large group of men and women on matters, including the Canada Labour Code, Workers' Compensation and health and safety issues
· 43 years old
· With wife Nadine Melymick, parents of four children.