Dinosaur lover Angie Schira has been the British Columbia Federation of Labour's secretary-treasurer since 1989. But, in an interview with Public Eye, Carolyn Chalifoux confirmed she's "been approached" and has "declared an interest" in doing that job. However, "at this point there isn't a vacancy," the New Westminster and District Labour Council secretary-treasurer added. When asked whether that meant she wouldn't run to be the federation's secretary-treasurer unless Ms. Schira stepped down, Ms. Chalifoux replied. "That would be putting words in my mouth...I haven't been asked to run against her. But I have declared my interest." Ms. Schira is up for re-election at the federation's November convention.
September 12, 2006