#14: Shediac Bay-Dieppe
Michel Boudreau is employed by the Villa du Repos Nursing Home in Moncton as an Activities Coordinator. He resides in Dieppe with his wife Charline and is the father of two children and enjoys being a grandfather to two grandchildren.
He has been involved in the New Brunswick New Democractic Party since 1991 and has served as a member on the NB NDP Executive for many years.
Michel is well-known for being involved in unions as a representative. He became active in the labour movement shortly after he started working at the Villa du Repos Nursing Home in Moncton. In addition to other local union positions, he served as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2079 from 1988-1996
In 1997, Michel became a member of the Board of Directors of the Provincial Nursing Homes’ pension plan. Then, the year after, he was elected President of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions (CUPE). He represented the Council on the Executive of CUPE New Brunswick and the NB Nursing Homes Workplace Health and Safety Best Practice Working Group.
In 2005, he was elected as the first full-time President of the 40 000 member New Brunswick Federation of Labour. He served as President for 8 years as well as the Provincial Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
He served on the NBFL Political Education Committee and successfully completed numerous union training and education courses. Active in CUPE at the national level, Michel co-chaired the CUPE National Committee on Privatization and Contracting-Out from 1998-2005. He also served on the CUPE National Health Committee from 2000-2005.
Michel was also active in his city, Dieppe. A strong advocate of community involvement, he is a former elected school trustee for School District 13 (1989-1992). He was active in the Comité 15 août – Dieppe from 1993-2001 where he chaired as President for the last 4 years. He has received an award of merit for volunteer of the year from the Dieppe Minor Baseball Association in 1996 and an award of merit for volunteer of the year from the Comité 15 août – Dieppe in 2001