Gord started working as a deli clerk in an Ottawa Loblaws in 1976. He became a deli manager and worked in several stores throughout Ottawa. In the mid-1980s, he became a steward and soon after was elected secretary-treasurer for the Ottawa Division. Gord has also taken the instructor’s course from the Workers’ Health and Safety Centre and has served as president of the Ottawa division. During his time at the helm of the Ottawa division, he was hired as a Staff Representative. Gord hates to see workers treated poorly by management and is driven to stand up for those who don’t have anyone to stand up for them.