Relationship with CBC
The Association has been in existence since early 1985. From its inception it had enjoyed a privileged relationship with the CBC. The CBC paid for all expenses related to the operations of the National Committee of the Association made up of members from various regions, appointed normally by Twenty-year Associations or in Montréal’s situation by the Montréal Pensioners Association.
In 2000, in order to respond to the needs of the pensioners for better attention to their interests and concerns and to deal with the difficulties of the CBC in continuing to fund the activities of the Association, steps were taken by the Association to wean itself from its relationship with the CBC as it existed at the time. The CBC supported this action by funding special newsletters and mailings to enrol members in a self-sustained and renewed Association. This led to the Montréal convention on June 10 and 11 which approved a new constitution and by-laws.