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Appointment of Hassan Yussuff to the Senate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br />

CONTACT:<br />

June 22, 2021 Matt Wayland – Cell: (647) 465-6167<br />

STATEMENT FROM IBEW IVP TOM REID<br />

IBEW Applauds <strong>the</strong> <strong>Appointment</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Hassan</strong> <strong>Yussuff</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Senate</strong><br />

IBEW International Vice-President for <strong>the</strong> First District (Canada), Tom Reid, issued <strong>the</strong> following<br />

statement in response <strong>to</strong> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement <strong>of</strong> <strong>to</strong>day’s <strong>Senate</strong><br />

appointments which includes <strong>the</strong> past President <strong>of</strong> <strong>the</strong> Canadian Labour Congress, <strong>Hassan</strong> <strong>Yussuff</strong>.<br />

“I applaud Prime Minister Trudeau’s appointment <strong>of</strong> <strong>Hassan</strong> <strong>Yussuff</strong> as a new Sena<strong>to</strong>r <strong>to</strong> fill a<br />

vacancy in Ontario. <strong>Hassan</strong> has dedicated his life <strong>to</strong> helping o<strong>the</strong>rs and brings years <strong>of</strong> experience,<br />

leadership and dedication <strong>to</strong> fighting for workers in Canada and around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

There is no better time <strong>to</strong> appoint <strong>Hassan</strong> than right now. His leadership and drive <strong>to</strong> achieve better<br />

for our country will help continue <strong>to</strong> fight <strong>the</strong> global COVID-19 pandemic, take steps <strong>to</strong>ward our<br />

recovery including <strong>the</strong> importance <strong>of</strong> good jobs, and build back a more resilient and inclusive<br />

Canada for everyone. Prime Minister Trudeau has stated that he wants labour at <strong>the</strong> table and<br />

<strong>to</strong>day’s appointment <strong>of</strong> <strong>Hassan</strong> <strong>Yussuff</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Senate</strong>, shows that labour is a <strong>to</strong>p priority in building<br />

back better.”<br />

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The International Bro<strong>the</strong>rhood <strong>of</strong> Electrical Workers represents approximately 70,000 members<br />

in Canada and 775,000 members and retirees in North America who work in a wide variety <strong>of</strong><br />

fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting,<br />

railroads and government.<br />

Source:<br />

https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/06/22/prime-minister-announces-appointmentthree-sena<strong>to</strong>rs

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