NBFL Officers Acclaimed
New Brunswick Federation of Labour officers acclaimed at 53rd Convention for 2017-2019 Term
Patrick Colford, a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) member, won his third mandate, as New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) President. He was acclaimed to the position on May 31, 2017 at the organization’s 53rd Convention. Colford was originally elected to the Presidency of New Brunswick’s largest labour organization at the 2013 NBFL Convention in Saint John.
“I look forward to working with affliates over next two years as we continue to build a strong labour movement. Workers deserve a safe and healthy workplace and fair compensation when injured at work. They also deserve to live in a province where corporations and wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes to fund the public services that citizens rely on. Costly public-private partnerships have no place in our province,” says Colford.
Chuck Rouse, a Unifor member, was acclaimed to the position of Secretary-Treasurer for a second term, John Gagnon, United Steelworkers (USW) member, to the position of First Vice-President for his second term and Nancy Arseneau, New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU) member, to the position of Second Vice-President. Ms. Arseneau replaces outgoing NBNU member Paula Doucet. Ms. Doucet served four terms as the NBFL’s Second Vice-President.
Troy LeBlanc, a Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) member, was acclaimed to the position of Vice-President responsible for Young Workers. He replaces outgoing CUPE member Chistopher Watson, having served two terms in the position. Shanny Doucet, a Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) member, was acclaimed by NBFL delegates to the position of Vice-President responsible for Women’s Issues.