President Jackson awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

Posted July 13, 2023, 7:29am

PEI UPSE President Karen Jackson was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal from Premier Dennis King on Friday, July 7, 2023.  The recipient of this prestigious award is a person who has devoted themselves to making our province a better place and someone who has made a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas:

provided volunteer service at the local level;
contributed to the province’s reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples;
contributed to the province’s diversity and inclusion goals, including the promotion of the Acadian and Francophone community;
served, or are serving, in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and emergency services; or
made a positive impact on the preservation of the environment.
As Premier King stated:

‘“With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, it is more important than ever to recognize her life of service.  This is a unique opportunity to recognize the many people who have contributed greatly to this province – it may be a first responder, front line worker, community volunteer, organizational leader, caregiver or anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.”

  • Premier Dennis King

President Jackson has been a strong advocate for PEI UPSE members and a strong advocate for social justice and the PEI labour movement for all workers in Prince Edward Island.  She was instrumental in the Province adopting legislation to include paid domestic violence for victims of domestic abuse.   Congratulations President Jackson in being named the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal!

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