British Columbia Federation of Labour secretary-treasurer and dinosaur lover Angie Schira is not running for re-election as the provincial New Democrat's labour vice-president, Public Eye has learned. And, according to our operatives, the party's labour caucus will be filling that chair with federation policy director Lynn Bueckert. She'll be running tomorrow as an endorsed member of the party brass-picked's "momentum slate." Some New Democrats are interpreting the fact Ms. Bueckert is a staffer rather than an elected union official (and, therefore, less senior) as some kind snub.
November 26, 2005