BAC became an international union in 1881 with the admittance of locals representing workers from Hamilton and Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

The BAC Canadian Congress was established by the IU Convention in September 2000 to give Canadian members a stronger voice in Union affairs. Congress delegates, who are principal officers of BAC Local Unions across Canada, deliberate at meetings, presided over by the IU President and the Canadian Congress Co-Chair, a delegate elected by the body for a five-year term.

Canadian Congress Co-Chairs

Tim Driscoll - President, International Union

John Leonard - Local 1 Newfoundland 


Craig Strudwick, IU Regional Director
Ken Coghill, 1 AB
Geoff Higginson, 2 BC
Norm Bone, 7 CN 
Evan Collingridge, 1 MB
Denny Vautour, 8 NB         
Jeff Preeper, 1 NS
Jean Robitaille, 6 ON         
Jeannot Levasseur, 4 QC
Derek Halldorson, 1 SK 

Learn more about Canadian member services and member benefits

For BAC Tool Sales, Canadian members can order by calling 1-800-388-8395.