New CLC officers elected at Montreal convention

MONTREAL ― Delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Montreal have elected Hassan Yussuf as the CLC’s new President and Barbara Byers as its new Secretary-Treasurer in contested elections yesterday.

The CLC’s largest ever convention also elected Marie Clarke Walker and Donald Lafleur as Executive Vice-Presidents.

There were 4837 delegates eligible to vote in Thursday’s elections held in Montreal at the CLC’s largest ever convention, which ends on Friday at noon.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 111 district labour councils.

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