Larry Rousseau was first elected Executive Vice-President in May of 2017, and was most recently re-elected to this position at the Canadian Labour Congress’s Constitutional Convention, in May of 2023.
Larry has a long history of trade union and political activism, particularly on issues like labour relations, health and safety, human rights, and equity.
His involvement in the 2SLGBTQIA+, anti-racism and peace movements has been an integral part of his engagement and commitment to social justice.
Over the past few years, working closely with CLC President, Bea Bruske, Larry played an important role in advancing workers’ rights leading to several labour gains that benefit every worker in Canada. From 10 days of paid sick leave for federal workers, to legislation to make workers the priority when companies go bankrupt and, most recently, the introduction of the Sustainable Jobs Act.
Before serving at the CLC, Larry was the Regional Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s National Capital Region, and a Union of National Employees (UNE) Regional Vice-President.
He has a Certificate in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the École nationale d’administration publique in Quebec.