Report on the AFS Saguenay subgroup annual general meeting held on November 22, 2022, at Barillet restaurant, in Jonquière.

Executives in Attendance:   Mr. Sébastien Chouinard (President)

Mr. Yannick Doyon (Vice-President)

Mr. Kaven Landry (Secretary-Treasurer)


1. Roll Call (members of the executive)

Mr. Sébastien Chouinard introduced the members of his executive committee.
2. Opening Remarks

The president welcomed us and handed out a copy of the AGM agenda. 

3. Approval of the Agenda

The agenda was read by Sébastien Chouinard.

Motion to approve agenda by Maxime Tremblay.

The motion was seconded by François Gagnon.
4. Presentation by Mr. Jean Couillard – Virtual (various subjects)

Jean talked about various topics, PIPSC achievements, bargaining update, PIPSC AGM 2022, grievances, external competition.  A few questions were put to him by members, and answered by Mr. Couillard.

5. Follow-up to the AGM report of November 23, 2021 at restaurant bistro Au carré
Sébastien presented the highlights of the report. Copies of the report were distributed on the tables to members prior to the meeting for their perusal.

The approval of the minutes of the 2021 AGM was proposed by Jean Couillard and seconded by Hugues Pearson.

5.1. Matters arising from the minutes of November 23, 2021

No questions were raised.

6. President’s Report

The President gave us a summary of the communications that have taken place with management: EQTSO management-union meetings, monthly bilateral meetings with the EQTSO Director and ad hoc meetings with management to discuss various topics such as staffing. He also called on everyone to fill the position of PIPSC representative on the EAP committee for the Chicoutimi office. On the subject of union meetings, the President gave us a summary of the PIPSC AGM held last week. He also mentioned that he attends monthly meetings of regional sub-group presidents.

7. VP Reports

Yannick Doyon reported on changes in the IT team and workloads at CF Jonquière in the IT sector. 

8. Treasurer’s annual financial report (Kaven Landry)

Kaven Landry presented the 2021 financial report. The balance on December 31, 2021, was $1338.07. The March 2022 allocation of $1,231 was received,   leaving a cash balance of $2,592 available for the 2022 AGM.

A budget for 2022 was presented. A surplus of $195 was forecasted.

The approval of the financial report was proposed by Jean-François Godin and seconded by Steeve Tremblay. The financial report was adopted unanimously by the members present at the meeting.

9. Approval of the by-laws of the AFS Saguenay sub-group

Kaven Landry presented the new by-laws of the AFS Saguenay sub-group.  Approval of the bylaws was proposed by Guillaume Quirion and seconded by Jean-François Godin.  The by-laws of the A - Saguenay sub-group were unanimously adopted by the members present at the meeting.

10. Resignation of Chair

Sébastien Chouinard informed us that he is resigning as President for personal reasons.  He had one year left on his mandate. 

10. Elections

Mr. Jean Couillard was nominated by Sébastien Chouinard to be the election chairman.

President (1-year term)

Kaven Landry nominated Guillaume Quirion, who declined.

Sébastien Chouinard nominated Ann-Julie Néron, who declined.

Sébastien Chouinard nominated Luc Villeneuve, who declined.

Guillaume Quirion nominated Karen Hrynowiecki, who declined.

Yannick Doyon nominated François Gagnon, who accepted.

François Gagnon was acclaimed.

Vice-President (1-year term)

Joëlle Harvey nominated Yannick Doyon. Yannick Doyon accepted.

Yannick Doyon was acclaimed.

Secretary (2-year term)

Guillaume Quirion nominated Sébastien Chouinard. Sébastien accepted.    

Sébastien Chouinard was acclaimed.             

11. Other Business

No other business.

12. Adjournment

Kaven Landry moved that the meeting be adjourned.

The motion was seconded by Hugues Pearson.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.