Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 04, 2005 09:40 ET

Congratulations, Darla

Young labour activist featured on new postage stamp Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor, News Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 4, 2005) - She's the face of Saskatchewan's future... and the face of Canada's labour movement.

The Canadian Labour Congress congratulates Darla Leard, who is featured on the new fifty-cent stamp unveiled to commemorate Saskatchewan's centennial.

Leard works for the Canadian Labour Congress as a Representative in the prairie region, with responsibilities in Calgary and Saskatoon.

"It's fitting that a bright, young Aboriginal woman with a commitment to social justice that's rooted in the labour movement has been chosen to symbolize Saskatchewan's celebration of its past and hope for the future," said Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti.

For her part, Leard is both surprised and proud to be featured on the stamp.

"I though you had to be the Queen, a dead politician or someone extraordinary to get your face on a postage stamp. I guess I was wrong and that in a place like Canada anything is possible for ordinary working people," she said.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils. Web site: www.canadianlabour.ca.
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Contact Information

  • Jeff Atkinson, Canadian Labour Congress
    Primary Phone: 613-526-7425
    Secondary Phone: 613-863-1413
    E-mail: communications@clc-ctc.ca