The outgoing president of the British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union may soon be helping out former American vice-president Al Gore. In an interview with Public Eye, George Heyman confirmed he's been invited to be one of The Climate Project's presenters - receiving training to deliver a version of Mr. Gore's Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Explained Mr. Heyman, "I've been invited to take the training and I'm very much interested in doing it. I'm just trying to see if I can make it work with my schedule. I think the issue of climate change and global warming is a very important one. It's obviously got increasing public profile thanks, in no small measure, to the efforts of the former vice-president of the U.S. I understand the focus has shifted a bit in the presentations. Now that people understand the problem, the focus is shifting a bit more to the solutions. And I'm very interested in that."
"So, as I finish my current position with the BCGEU, I'm looking for opportunities to contribute in a number of ways," continued Mr. Heyman. "And I can't think of any issue that's got more relevance to people anywhere in the world - including British Columbians - then the issue of how we addressing global warming and climate change over the next few years." Mr. Heyman last day as the union's president is June 25.