Following the announcement of the Canadian Labour Congress’ executive election results, RankandFile.ca sat down with Hassan Husseini, 2014 presidential candidate. Husseini ran on a platform to “Take back to CLC” through “a bottom-up, grassroots movement.”
During the May 7th election debate at the CLC Convention, Husseini announced that he was withdrawing his name from the ballot, and endorsed Hassan Yussef. Yussef was then elected CLC President, defeating incumbent Ken Georgetti by a mere 40 votes. The race marks the first time in the CLC’s history that a presidential incumbent has been defeated.