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Warren (Smokey) Thomas was elected president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union on April 20, 2007, after serving three terms (six years) as 1st Vice-President/Treasurer.

The 62-year old registered practical nurse has been an OPSEU activist for over 30 years, first beginning his leadership career as president of Local 431 at the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. Here he represented more than 1,000 members before being elected to OPSEU’s Executive Board in 1993.

Following Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Kiyoshi Kurokawa – chairman of the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission – described the Fukushima disaster as a “profoundly man-made disaster that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.” It is this mentality that motivated the Japanese government to enact some of the world’s most stringent building codes after the devastating 1995 earthquake in Kobe. In contrast, developing states in earthquake prone regions often lack the institutions and financing that are required to bolster natural disaster preparedness.

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