Help Elect Jeff Burch as Mayor of St. Catharines

Forum research poll indicates a slim lead for Jeff Burch in the St. Catharines mayoral race.

This is very exciting news. The labour movement has an unprecedented opportunity to help elect a progressive Mayor who will put the St. Catharines community first.
Jeff's campaign has been endorsed by the Niagara Regional Labour Council (CLC). His union roots run deep. He worked as a union staff rep and organizer for more than a decade before winning election as a City Councillor for Merritton ward in 2006. Jeff was re-elected in 2010.  He currently serves as CEO of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

Jeff is facing some pretty stiff competition from two candidates on the right of the political spectrum -- an ultra-conservative Councillor, and the anti-union CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce. Given the vote split on the right, Jeff has a great chance of winning, but we cannot take anything for granted.

Please share this e-mail with your membership.  Jeff needs our support to be elected on election day, Monday October 27.

Now, more than ever, working people need strong allies in municipal government. They need representatives like Jeff Burch who will defend their interests and help bring positive change to St. Catharines.

Here is how you can help:

1. Order a lawn sign by visiting

2. Like and Share Jeff's Facebook page:

3. Donate to Jeff's campaign at

4. Volunteer for Jeff (leaflet distribution, canvassing, phones, election day) by calling 905 684-3337 and asking for Brandon or Audrey

We have less than two weeks to help make history in St. Catharines and elect Jeff Burch as our mayor. Don't delay, act today!