Thursday, August 28, 2014

New head for CLC

MONTREAL—The Canadian Labour Congress elected a new president for the first time in 15 years at its convention in Montreal yesterday.
Hassan Yussuff defeated incumbent Ken Georgetti by 40 votes—2,318 compared with 2,278 for Georgetti.

There were 29 spoiled ballots in the hotly-contested election.
Georgetti, who was born in Trail, B.C., was first elected in 1999 and went on to become the labour group’s longest-serving president.
Yussuff was the CLC’s secretary-treasurer and had held the position since 2002.

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