is a former trade union leader and candidate for political office in Toronto
. He served as leader of the Ontario Haulers' Association in the 1970s and 1980s, and campaigned in several municipal elections.
Natale was leader of the Ontario Haulers' Association during the 1970s and 1980s. He led an independent truckers' protest at Queen's Park
in 1973, demanding better wages,"Independent truckers demonstrate for more pay", Toronto Star
, 19 November 1973, C2."Streets cleared despite boycott", Toronto Star
, 11 January 1974, A5. In later years, the Haulers' Association would block off access to Queen's Park several times to protest against Ontario's trucking laws.
Natale campaigned for a seat on the North York
City Council in the 1974 municipal election
. In the 1976 campaign
, he sought election to the North York Board of Control. He lost both times.
In 1978, Natale and three others were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit extortion."4 arrested after probe of trucking", Globe and Mail
, 7 September 1988, P8."Leader of truckers guilty of extortion",... Read More