AFL will elect new president and council tomorrow

EDMONTON - Union leaders and activists attending the biennial convention of the Alberta Federation of Labour will elect a new President, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Council tomorrow morning.

The current president, Audrey Cormack, is stepping down after serving three two-year terms at the helm of Alberta's largest labour organization.

The new officers and council members will be selected by delegates representing dozens of union locals from around the province.

The elections will be the highlight of the final day of the AFL convention, which is currently being held at the Crowne Plaza-Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton. The hotel is located at 10111 Bellamy Hill.

The elections will be held between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on May 6 in the hotel's main ballroom.

Another highlight of the day will be a presentation at 10 a.m. from the Calgary Coalition on Police Brutality. The Coalition will talk about the excessive use of force by police on the Calgary Herald picket line and at the World Petroleum Congress that was held in Calgary last year.

Closing ceremonies will begin at noon and the convention will adjourn at 12:45 p.m. The new president will be available to talk to reporters between 12:45 and 1 p.m. After that, the new Executive will have its first meeting.

For more information call:

Gil McGowan, AFL Communication @ 990-2650 or 910-1137 (cell)

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