Richard has been a member of Local 414 since 2003. He comes from the retail grocery sector where he has been a shop steward and a bargaining committee member for more than a decade. Richard lives and works in Ottawa and is proud to be the chairperson for the Eastern Ontario region, representing workers from Brockville to Cornwall, Renfrew to Orleans and everything in between. Richard brings experience from his education at Carleton University where he earned an honour’s degree, majoring in legal studies.
Richard joined the Local 414 executive committee in 2017 and is excited to bring fresh perspective and youthful ideas to the Labour Movement. As of September 2017 Richard sits on three committees within Local 414: Union in politics, Pride, and Youth. Richard is energized by representing and working with members from diverse backgrounds and is available to provide members service in both French and English