SOURCE: Nova Scotia Teachers Union

Nova Scotia Teachers Union

June 02, 2016 19:51 ET

Liette Doucet Elected NSTU President

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) - Teachers, Nova Scotia Community College faculty and professional support staff have elected Liette Doucet to the position of president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

Doucet is a teacher with the Halifax Regional School Board and has been serving as the president of the Halifax City Local of the NSTU. Doucet has been a senior elementary teacher for 26 years, most recently teaching at Fairview Heights Elementary School in Halifax. She defeated Wally Fiander, NSTU's current First Vice-President in a second ballot election held today, Thursday, June 2.

The first round of voting by the 10,000 members of the NSTU was conducted electronically Wednesday, May 25, but did not produce a winner. To become president of the NSTU, a candidate must win with a majority of votes (50 per cent + 1).

Sixty-five per cent of NSTU's membership participated in the electronic run-off vote held today.

Doucet will assume office August 1, 2016, replacing Shelley Morse who served for four years, completing two, two-year terms currently allowed under NSTU election guidelines.

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