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									                          Allstream Pensioners’ Association
                                              Website             www.allstreamret.ca

Toronto, Ontario          ________________________ Volume 18, No. 3_____________________December 2009
 Please see the “Regions” section in this newsletter for details of Regional Christmas meetings being held
 in December.
 President’s Message

  Allstream's parent company, Manitoba Telephone Systems (MTS), has weathered the economic downturn quite well. The
 telecommunications sector of the Toronto Stock Exchange is one of the top performing sectors. MTS and Allstream continue to
 expand or maintain operations. MTS's stock performs well on the TSE and pays a dividend per share equal to that of the banks and
 considerably higher than competitors, Rogers, Telus and Bell.

 Certainly, our pension fund is in deficit but this is not from any default on the part of MTS. The deficit is the result of the downturn in
 the stock markets and even so our pension plan performs in the top 25% as to return on investment.

 Your pension committee meets regularly with Allstream to discuss the state of your pension . The next meeting will be Nov 19/09 but
 the important one will be early 2010 at which the company must produce an audit to present to the Federal Regulatory body (OFSI)
 and subsequently be subject to regulations for correcting the deficit. Given the company’s past record I have every confidence that
 MTS will fulfill its obligations.

 I shall also be meeting on Nov 19/09 with Allstream and Great West Life on the performance of our Benefit Plan, I do not expect any
 surprises; we all seem to have recognized the fact that limiting our use of the plan to essentials also limits the individual cost to

 Well enough of the serious stuff.

  I take this opportunity , on behalf of your Board of Directors, to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous

 And a footnote to our members in Alberta. You can keep your damn Clippers; we just had two in succession move through the eastern
 Provinces and they are not pleasant!


    Norm Hobbs



                                                    The East Coast pensioners recently met in Truro for their annual luncheon meeting.
                                                    Members were there from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We had a good time
                                                    reconnecting and reminiscing. Some new faces were present and Bryant and I were
                                                    glad to see them all. The meeting endeavoured, with considerable success, to get
                                                    information about members, with whom we have lost touch.

                                                    Once again I would like to remind one and all that we meet the first Tuesday of the
                                                    month in Riverview (a bedroom community of Moncton ) at ten am at MacDonalds
                                                    at the end of the causeway. RWG


Our September 16th luncheon was a great success with 42 people in attendance. Unfortunately, space was at a premium. The restaurant
had divided the room, which is normally available, to accommodate another luncheon group. With only half the usually available
space and a better than average attendance, it was an interesting experience in “togetherness”. Our sincere apologies to the several
people who could not be accommodated and left after having a drink at the bar. This situation was unforeseen and we will guard
against recurrence. To those who were turned away, we hope you did not come from too far, and you will not be discouraged from
attending our future luncheons.

Our annual general meeting on October 14th was not as well attended, with 20 members present. This is about 10 people less than
usual. It was a good meeting in all other respects.

This is a reminder regarding our Christmas Dinner:
The Christmas Dinner will be held at the old STANZA RESTAURANT
1760 des Laurentides Blvd. Laval

There has been a name change: From STANZA to ZARA. The menu remains the same, but there are a few changes:
      1st No liquor will be sold but you can bring your own wine or beer
      2nd Credit Cards and cash only will be accepted as payment. NO DEBIT CARDS
      Wives are welcome
      Hope to see you all on Wednesday, December 16th at 12 noon.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the dates for our semi-annual dinners and our annual Christmas dinner.

WEDNESDAY May 19th/ and WEDNESDAY September 15th, 2010 at 12 noon
Restaurant Vichy
7205 Newman Blvd.
 Lasalle, Quebec

Christmas Dinner: Wednesday December 15th 2010 12:00 noon
Restaurant Zara
1760 Blvd. des Laurentides
Laval, Quebec

Please remember that you can bring your own wine or beer at RESTAURANT ZARA.

The Quebec Regional Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 13 th 2010 1:30 PM
3050 Rosemont Blvd.,
Montreal, Quebec

I would appreciate if you would advise friends that do not have EMAIL regarding the events that are planned for this year.
Please note that my EMAIL address is: nicholas_brongel@yahoo.ca

Nicholas Brongel


For the Ottawa region our Christmas lunch will be at Robbies December 17th at noon. To ensure everyone gets a prize in the draw
it would be appropriate if everyone brought a token gift not greater that $10.00. Because of the Christmas season Robbies insists on
confirmed number of attendees so please email nczepiela@xplornet.com or call me at 819 428 4202 to confirm your seat.
Regards GBP Norm.


The Ontario Regional Christmas meeting will be held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club, 17 Elm Street in Toronto on
Wednesday December 9th 2009, at 12:00 Noon. Elm Street runs west from Yonge Street, two short blocks north of the Dundas Street
Subway station. The entrance to the club is at street level making for easy access.

This is an opportunity to exchange Christmas greetings with many of your former co-workers and friends. We look forward to seeing
you at the meeting.


The Prairie Region annual golf tournament was played at the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club on one of the wettest, sloppiest days
of the year August 21st.
After recent rainy days and a cool wet summer, the course was as close to unplayable as it could be. Most of the fairways were ankle
deep in water, but being hardy prairie folk our members persevered and basically played survival golf with little regard for the regular
rules of golf.

In spite of the conditions a good time was had by all of the golfers. After a relaxing drink before dinner and a great steak dinner with
all the trimmings and coffee with everyone’s favourite apple pie, prizes were awarded.
This year the young guys took over. Barry Johnson’s son David took the low gross honours with an unbelievable 78. Andy Sawler’s
son Jeff won the overall low net.
Perennial “Most honest golfer” Doug Rombough took home the prize once again. It sure pays to count all your strokes, doesn’t it
Doug. We admire Doug’s tenacity and honesty in the very frustrating (but enjoyable) game.

Thanks go to Robin Cowan for his help in organizing our tournament. Thank yous go out to Ray Machan and Mike Morhun who did
their usual excellent job of calculating the handicaps and determining the winner.

Everyone went home happy with at least one prize and hope for a much warmer and drier tournament next year.


Once again we had to change the locale of our regular monthly meetings. The Viscount Gort Hotel had advised us that they have
implemented a new policy that requires them to charge a rental for private meeting rooms. We were not prepared or able to pay this
fee, so we tried Pasquale’s Restaurant. Although the food was good the facilities were not conducive to holding a private meeting, so
we decided to try The St. James Legion at 1755 Portage Avenue and I think we have found a new home. We held our October
meeting there and it was unanimous from the attendees that the facility was to everyone’s liking. Parking was convenient, food was
good and reasonably priced and we were made to feel very welcome.

I invite all of our members to join us for our upcoming meetings. For those of you who do not attend on a regular basis, remember
each meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, except July and August and meetings start at noon.

On a more serious and somber note. Our old friend and colleague Emil Sohor has been involved in a serious car accident. Emil has
been hospitalized at Grace and Health Sciences Centre hospitals for over four weeks now and has recently been transferred to Seven
Oaks hospital for physiotherapy. If any of you are in the area I’m sure Emil would enjoy a visit. We wish him a speedy recovery.


A light Alberta Moment:
Shin: a device used for finding furniture in the dark.
The monthly get-togethers in Calgary at the Royal Canadian Legion, North Calgary Branch 264, 1910 – Kensington Road NW, started
by the original CPT retirees, continue every third Thursday of the month. Stop by and say, “Hi”.

As per Bill Mogridge, the K.I.T. (Keep In Touch) Club, started some thirty odd years ago in Calgary by the CPT personnel as a post-
work social club, ceased to exist and function as of this past summer. Like all things in life, it too retired. The remaining members
will continue to hold in their respective hearts all the fond things that this club conjured up for them.

This is a reminder that, since 1982, the Radio/Microwave retirees have been having an annual Christmas get-together in Nisku.
For more information about this particular get-together, contact Fred Erler at 780 980 3801 for Christmas 2009.

Also, the bi-weekly, 9:00AM, coffee klatches continue to be popular in Edmonton with people meeting at the Yellowhead Motor Inn,
corner of 149th Street and Yellowhead Trail, every second Friday. Give me a call if you want to know when the next one is.

Given how there will not be a newsletter just prior to the May 2010 annual Edmonton CNT/CNCP get together, which has been held
traditionally at the Norwood Legion on 82 Street and 112 Avenue, notice is hereby given about it in this newsletter. For additional
information including date and time, please contact one of the individuals who has been a stalwart supporter of this event for many
years: Ann Stephen, 780-487-6409.

As a senior aged 65 and older, you are entitled to a free AHC (Alberta Health Care) card - the monthly or quarterly fees for this card
had been removed by the provincial government earlier this year – as well as an ALBERTA BLUE CROSS (supplementary health
coverage for Alberta seniors). This Blue Cross card provides coverage for Prescription Drugs (user pays 30% to a maximum of $25

per prescription), Ambulance Services, Clinical Psychological Services ($60/visit to a maximum of $300) and Home Nursing Care
($200 each benefit year). If you have a private health care plan as well, you can virtually have the total cost of your prescriptions
covered by having the initial one covered by Blue Cross and the balance covered by a private plan such as the Great West Life
Extended Health Care Plan.

I would also ask those that have not already done so, to remember to send in your membership fees. It’s only $10.00 per year and a lot
of members are choosing to send in cheques for $20.00 or $30.00 so that they don’t have to be bothered doing it on an annual basis.
Remember, as an association, we’re only as good as the membership.

Incidentally, here’s an example of value of membership in the Pensioners’ Association:
A senior, who was concerned about the likelihood of injury to self, wanted some way of calling for help. Not knowing which way to
turn, she contacted me. After discussing the matter, it was determined that a service like “Life Line” would be able to fulfill this
function. Unfortunately, there was a cost associated with this service, which made it cost prohibitive for her. After I contacted
ALBERTA SENIORS BENEFIT, 1-800-642-3853, it was determined that this individual would qualify for an annual senior’s cash
benefit. Once the necessary paperwork was filled out and submitted, it wasn’t too long before a $560.00 cheque arrived in the mail.
This money more than covered the cost of “Life Line” for the year.

Please remember that the senior’s benefit year runs from July 1 st of one year to June 30th of the next year.

To obtain a copy of the ALBERTA SENIORS BENEFIT booklet, please call 1-800-642-3853.

Please have a look at the previous issue of this newsletter (June 2009) outlining the names of of the members that we are unable to
reach. If you happen to know where some of them are (people like Hank Ahonen who is listed as Hannu Ahonen, Phil Harrison
fondly known as “PQ” and others), please contact me either via telephone or via email. If you do not have a copy of the June 2009
newsletter at hand, copies of the list are available upon request.

The beautiful season of Christmas will soon be upon us. My wife, Gloria, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone
out there the merriest of Christmases and a healthy and happy New Year!

Also, please note the change to my email address.

Casper Lewitski
Alberta Chairperson
Email: spiritus@worldline.ca


Pensioners meeting Pacific District

Our meeting was held at the Holiday Inn, Cyprus room, 2889 Hastings Street Vancouver BC on October 5, 2009.
We welcomed all members and thanked them for taking the time to come out. We had a good attendance. The meeting came to order
at 1 pm.
One minute of silence was held for members who passed away in the later part of 2008 and 2009 to date. Wally Holden of Port
Coquitlam, Peter Olenick of Coombs, Raymond Villebrun of Ladysmith, James Walsh of Kamloops, John Marshall of Maple Ridge,
Jack Smith of Maple Ridge, William Zoztman of White Rock.

As noted in September National newsletter, the following members are your Associations Directors for 2009/2010
Bob Clarke, Norm Hobbs, Norm Czepiela, John Thomas, Len Ferguson, Vic Johnson, Bruce Fulcher, Wayne Boyle, Andy Kruk, Earl
Kettle. The Chairman thanked all who supported him.

We had a brief discussion on the Federal Government presenting legislation that will allow certain federal legislated companies
(Allstream included) an additional 5 years to make up any shortfall in employee pensions. It appears this may have to be voted on by
the members themselves either for or against. (Your association will have a recommendation when the actual vote is presented).

Members again are reminded be cautious of offers of blister-pack medication from your pharmacist, as an additional fee is charged for
each prescription in the package. Remember we are trying to keep our demands on the medical system minimal, only in this way will
we achieve the lowest possible rates .

Members should note that there were minor changes to the medical plan effective August 1, 2009 affecting several provinces (BC was
one of them). It was because of the fact that not all members took the trouble to join the BC Pharmacare Plan, hence the medical plan
adjusted rates accordingly. All members should belong to this plan or as costs rise this will just be one more rate passed on to existing
plan members.

  By now all members should have received a copy of the annual pension plan report. Also for information purposes Allstream has
  recognized the spousal rights of same sex couples, since April 23, 1999.

  There are 19 members who have either not updated their current address or who have passed away, and we have not received any
  notification about them (please see National Newsletter September 2009).. If you know factually of any changes please advise the
  Chairman. His e-mail address is j-thomas@telus.net

  Members are to make sure they follow the rules regarding any out of province trips, and always carry the medical hotline numbers and
  follow the rules, which state you call the number after an emergency. Failing to do this can result in your having to pay out of pocket,
  and claiming later.

  Here are the phone numbers for Great West Life Medical Coverage out of Province.

  Within Canada and USA                 1-800-527-0218      toll free
  Mexico                               001-800-101-0061 toll free
  United Kingdom                        0-800-252-074       toll free
  Europe - International operator call collect to Baltimore USA410-453-6330, you must also have your plan number handy, ours
  157486 Global Medical Assistance, you must also have your ID number, for further clarification call the Allstream Pensioners
  Hotline at 1-800-276-7630

  We would like to thank Vivian who kindly provided sandwiches, cake etc

  Respectfully submitted,

  Gary Candlish
  Secretary Pacific District

                                                     In Memoriam

We have been notified the following pensioners have passed away:

Lawrence Leminski                                     Vancouver, British Columbia                                       June 5, 2009
Ronald Stupak                                         Winnipeg, Manitoba                                                August 29, 2008
William Harrison Shabaga                              Gibsons, British Columbia                                         September 0, 2009
Orville Michaleski                                    Selkirk, Manitoba                                                 September 28, 2009
Kenneth Troyniak                                      Winnipeg, Manitoba                                                September 28, 2009
John McLaughlin                                       Brockville, Ontario                                               October 5, 2009
William Gushul                                        Saint Jerome, Quebec                                              October 8, 2009
Emelien Pelletier                                     L’Islet, Quebec                                                   October 11, 2009
Thomas Salek                                          Toronto, Ontario                                                  October 11, 2009
Edith DeYoung                                         St. Lambert, Quebec                                               Date Unknown
Alfred Cadorette                                      Toronto, Ontario                                                  Date Unknown

                                                       In God’s Care

Member Input

For some time now we have encouraged members to submit material for publication in this newsletter. Stories or anecdotes of how you
came to become involved with the company as an employee, humorous incidents at work, or items of interest about your family or
yourself, your hobbies or interests. To date the results have not been too encouraging, so we thought it would be a good idea to present a
couple examples of the type of material we are looking for. Read on: the following items might just trigger some memories that you
would be willing to share. Submissions should be sent to Len Ferguson, 83 McGregor St. Stratford ON N4Z 1G6, or email

Early Times

                         Remember the Telegraph Messenger boy? Generally a skinny lad on a bicycle. He is now history, along with
                         others, such as the elevator operator, hotel bellhop, shoe shine boy – all relics from another era. The Telegraph
                         Messenger was an important person in that time. There were only two forms of rapid communication over
                         substantial distances – long distance telephone and the telegram. The telegram was the cheaper of the two
                         options. Full rate, day letter, and night letter were the three classes of service offered, with Full Rate being the
                         speediest and most expensive, average delivery time of about two or three hours, Day Letter was a cheaper
                         deferred service and would be delivered in the same day that the message was filed. Night Letter was cheaper
                         again and as the name suggests was an overnight service with delivery the following morning. Since

punctuation was included in the text word count for charging purposes, accepted practice was substitution of the very expressive word
“Stop” for a period. The social or greeting telegram, printed on appropriate colourful forms was popular, for birthdays, weddings,
Christmas, New Year greetings and other festive occasions. Two big messenger fears were being selected to deliver a “singing telegram”
or committing the cardinal sin of losing a message.

                        The telegraph messenger was uniformed, as you can see in the picture. The uniform consisted of forage cap, shirt
                        and tie, tunic, breech trousers, leather leggings: all supplied by the company. A new messenger’s first stop would
                        be to the company tailor for a uniform fitting, including whatever adjustments were necessary. The messenger
                        was required to provide his own undergarments, shoes and socks.
                        Messengers were also responsible for providing their own bicycle. During the second war, with accompanying
                        drain on the male population we started to see entry of the “messenger girl” – something that was unknown

                         Each messenger was provided with a “Manual for Messengers”, which covered a variety of subjects relating to
                         standards the company expected of employees in this service. Importance of job, including dependability,
                         confidence and honesty, general appearance-care and cleaning of uniform, with a reminder to change your socks
                         every day, message, delivery and pickup, safety regulations and care and maintenance of your bicycle are some
                         of the items discussed. There were no geared bicycles, as we have now, all bikes were single speed with rear
                         wheel coaster brake. This configuration produced some sturdy legged youngsters.
                      Messengers were specifically cautioned not to leave messages if nobody was home at the delivery address. A non
                      delivery tag was provided for such situations. The tag was to be left hanging on the house door knob, with pertinent
                      information enabling the recipient to either phone in to request redelivery, or receive the message over the

                    As time passed urban sprawl placed delivery areas outside the range of the bicycle, leading to changes in delivery
                    procedures. The bike messenger was largely replaced by the “motor” messenger – delivery by automobile.
                    “Telephone departments were established delivering and receiving messages over the telephone. An operator would
                    telephone the message content to the addressee, and a followup confirmation copy would be mailed. A turning
                    point for the telegram occurred when telegram rates increased to the point where it was more expensive to send a
                    telegram than to make a long distance call. This signaled the beginning of the end of the telegram. Technical
                    development further weakened the telegram’s position. Facsimile, Telex, Personal Computers, Cellular Phones
                    further eroded the telegraph business to the point at the last there was only one Canadian telegraph office, located
                    in Montreal, principally servicing the less advanced “Third World”. The telegram had become redundant and by the
1990’s the telegram was gone, remaining only in memory for those of us who worked in that end of the business.

My Story

The year is 1950. Having completed high school, I entered the work force in 1948. Many of the shortages created by the second world
war had yet to be satisfied, and work was plentiful. My first job was clerk in a lumber yard, to be followed by freight tracer for a
trucking company and later shipper/receiver for an optical company. None of these jobs were very satisfying, and the pay was, well,

During my job searches, I came across a help wanted ad in the newspaper. The ad read “Typists to train as Teletype Operators, $238
dollars per month, apply Canadian National Telegraphs”. This seemed like a golden opportunity. Doing something important like
handling telegrams and the pay was over a hundred dollars a month more than I was then earning. I was managing to save $3 of my $28
dollar salary. Just think how much I could save at the new salary level. Instead of subsistence, I could have a life, if I could get that job.

The following day I went to the CNT employment office, wearing my Sunday finest and nervous as a kitten. The qualifying typing rate
was 50 words per minute. I typed 200 words per minute, with 100 errors. Fortunately, the examiner was a very understanding man and
sensed my agitation. His name was Bill Smith. He told me that perhaps it would be a good idea if we had a little chat and tried the test
again. He talked to me for about a half hour, and because of his calming influence on the retest I typed 49.5 words per minute. Bill said
that wasn’t fifty words per minute, but he wasn’t going to quibble over a half word, and that I was accepted for the training school.

As a school boy, I had previously worked for the company as a bicycle messenger, delivering telegrams, in the summers of 1943 and
1944. I enjoyed the job, but it was wartime and the only part of the job I disliked was delivering casualty messages. Little did I know,
that in six short years I would rejoin the company for the rest of my work life.

Next came the training school. My instructress was a flamboyant gal name Florence Humphries. Florence was a classy girl who drove a
brand new leopard skin upholstered Mercury convertible. The car was a statement, and tells you a lot about Florence. The school was
three months in duration and by the early spring of 1950 I was ready to be unleashed upon the communications world.

The telegraph operating room, at 347 Bay Street in Toronto was a very busy place. As a junior operator I was required initially to work
evening and late night shifts. This was a new experience for me, but adjustment came quickly and I soon found myself right at home in
my new surroundings. My fellow workers were friendly and easy to get along with. (The company has always been blessed with good

people, a situation which continues to this day.) There was a camaraderie among the staff members, not only did they work together, but
also socialized together. For many, their principal friends were fellow staff members.

When I had collected enough seniority to work the day shift my assignment was the Montreal “C” channel. Since the circuits were
labeled alphabetically, the “C” wire was the 3rd circuit between Toronto and Montreal. On a busy day there might be as many as 6 or 7
circuits working between the two cities. Each circuit was “full duplex”, allowing simultaneous transmission in both directions. This
required two operators at each end of the circuit, one sending the other receiving. The operators rotated sending and receiving on an
hourly basis. I worked the Montreal “C” position for almost two years, with a charming girl named Eleanor, and I became quite fond of
her. Alas, my ardour was not shared. Eleanor was courted by and married a very gentlemanly CNT engineer name Bill. She
subsequently left the company and they went on to have a very successful marriage.

Point to point transmission of telegrams was accomplished by teletype and the companion multiplex circuitry, known as MUX, which
operated on similar principles to the more well known teletype. Major cities were connected electrically to each other, with smaller
centres being connected to the nearest major location. Manual relay was the order of the day, for example a telegram being sent from
Montreal to London Ontario, would first be sent from Montreal to Toronto, printed out on paper copy, thence the paper copy would be
physically transported across the Toronto office on a system of belts and resent to London for delivery to destination. A similar message
from Montreal to Vancouver would be sent from Montreal on a direct wire to Vancouver, no relaying required.

There were rumours of coming automation, which would eliminate manual relay, and cause consequent job loss. These reports were
treated as office hearsay and greeted with skepticism. The thinking was these stories had been circulating for a long time and had little

It was at this point an opportunity to move to the technical classifications presented itself. Openings appeared in the equipment
maintenance department, servicing tickers, teletypes and other communication equipment. It was now 1953 and time to move on.
Further moves appeared later, but that is another story, perhaps to be told at another time.


Sorry to inform that our venture into webmail, as advertised in the previous edition of this newsletter (June 2009), was not a success.
Webmail is a email service utilizing a website to process electronic mail. In our case the mail would have been handled through the
Pensioner Association website. It was our understanding that this was a service covered by the basic website subscription fee. This
proved to be incorrect, adding over a hundred dollars per month to our website cost. For this reason the program has been cancelled. In
addition membership response was tepid. Only nine members had signed up for webmail.

Listed below are the nine member participants, with their current valid email addresses:

                                Bruce Fulcher    bafulcher@hotmail.com
                                Bryant Freeman lbfreeman@rogers.com
                                Charles Gruchy   chasgruchy@aol.com
                                John Thomas     jthomas@shaw.ca
                                Len Ferguson    lenferg@rogers.com
                                Norman Tamburini ntamburini@sympatico.ca
                                Rudy Ortiz       rortiz@rogers.com
                                Salvador Baguio salvadorbaguio@rogers.com
                                William Hornell   whornell@shaw.ca

Five of the nine names are listed with website email address in the June newsletter. You may wish to change the addresses in that
newsletter to those listed above. The email addresses of Bruce Fulcher, Bryant Freeman, John Thomas, Len Ferguson and Rudy Ortiz,
displayed in the newsletter are no longer correct.

United Appeal

This year’s Allstream United Way fund raising campaign is underway. Pledge forms and an accompanying letter of explanation were
mailed out by Allstream on October 15. If you have not received yours, and wish to participate, please notify the company through the
employee/pensioner hotline telephone 1 800 276 7630.

Your donation will automatically flow to the United Way Office in the city in which you live. You can also direct your donation to the
registered charity of your choice. There is also a bonus. Responses received by November 30 will eligible to win a $50.00 Canadian Tire
gift certificate.

This is a great chance to do some good in your community and make the Allstream United Way Campaign successful. We look forward
to your support.

All Purpose Form

Following is a multi purpose form. For Membership Application or Membership Renewal. Please fill in the appropriate section and mail
                         Bob Harrison, Treasurer Allstream Pensioners’ Association
                         1890 Valley Farm Road Apt 716
                         Pickering ON L1V 6B4

Membership dues are $10 per year. (See Note below.)

For Change of Postal address, Email address, or Other Purpose, please complete the appropriate section and mail to :

                             Salvador Baguio
                             53 Nettlecreek Cresc.
                             Scarborough ON M1V 4L1

Privacy concerns prevent us from forwarding address changes to Allstream, such information should be telephoned to the company
using the employee helpline 1800 276 7630.

Note- We still have numbers of members who are in arrears with their dues. Your “paid up to date” appears on the address label of the
envelope which contains this newsletter. If that date is not June 30, 2010 or later, then you are in arrears. Please complete the following
form, enclosing $10 for each year that you are in arrears. (For example if the expiry date is June 30, 2009, you are one year in arrears, if
the expiry date is June 30, 2008, you are two years in arrears). If your paid up date is 2010 or later, your dues are paid in advance, and
no further payment is necessary until after the expiry date.
 Surviving spouses of deceased members of the Association are considered Lifetime members and are not required to pay annual
membership fees. If your label reads N/A you are a non member and we suggest you consider becoming a member. The membership fee
is a modest $10 per year.

Allstream Pensioners’ Association is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting and furthering the interests of the membership.
Staff members are all unpaid volunteers. Membership fees are set at a level to cover operating expenses.

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