For Marshall Jarvis, union activism started when he filed a grievance while a teacher at the York Region Catholic school board and was not satisfied with how his union handled it.  Sixteen years later, he was provincial president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association during the tumultuous first term of the Harris government.   

Along the way, he was involved in a wide range of teacher issues, including pioneering preparation time and the transformation of teachers’ organizations into unions.  Interviewed by Andy Hanson and Harry Smaller.

Oral History ProjectMarshall Jarvis