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Harvey Weiner (BBHS ‘ 60)

Born: 1943, Montreal, Quebec

Son of Levy Weiner and Fanny Sapolsky, Harvey Weiner was an educator and association executive. After graduating BBHS, he attended MacDonald College in Ste-Anne de Bellevue receiving a teaching diploma in 1966. He then continued his studies at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) where he obtained a B.A. in 1969.

He started his career teaching from 1966 to 1971 but quickly became involved in the administration, policy and representation of teachers in Quebec. In 1971 he became the Executive Assistant of the Montreal Teachers Association becoming its President in 1976. From 1980 to 1988 he was the President of the Quebec Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers, and in 1988, he took on the position of Deputy Secretary General of the Canadian Teachers Federation. He held that position until his retirement in 2005.

In his many executive positions representing teachers unions and associations, Weiner served on numerous committees such as the CEQ-PAPT-PACT Negotiations Committee from 1980 to 1988, the Public Sector Negotiating Committee regarding changes to Quebec Legislation on Negotiations in 1985, and the Quebec Estates General on the Quality of Education in 1985 and 1986. As the CTF representative he sat on the Steering Committee for the Readers Digest Leadership in Educations Awards, 1989-90, and the Canadian Advisory Committee for Literacy Year among others. He was Director of Alliance Quebec from 1983-1988, and member of its Advisory Council in 1990.

He married Margaret Rose Laycock in 1973 and has a daughter Kimberly.