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Edmonton – Long time CUPE activist and municipal politician, Bruce McLeod was elected President of the CUPE Alberta Division Saturday. The CUPE Alberta 53rd Annual convention took place in Edmonton March 20 - 22.

CUPE members are the heart and soul of our communities. It is my goal to promote that fact to the people of Alberta. From support services for health care, education and the wide range of occupations that keep our towns and cities great, the work of each and every CUPE member is the backbone of public service delivery in this province,” said McLeod.

Bruce has been a member of the CUPE Alberta executive board for over ten years. He is a safety advisor for wastewater with the City of Calgary and executive member of the Alberta New Democrats. Prior to his election Bruce was the CUPE General Vice-President for Southern Alberta.

Bruce also brings his experience as a councillor for the Village of Acme, currently working to secure a new water supply for the village. He now joins CUPE members from across the country as a member of CUPE’s National Executive Board.

“We emerge from this convention solid in our resolve to defend public services against the assault from the provincial government. With our action plan for fighting Bill 27, public private partnerships, and political action to end the war in Iraq, CUPE members are pumped. We take very seriously our role in building healthy and vibrant communities and fighting these battles is an important part of our jobs,” said McLeod.

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CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over half a million women and men who provide public services. In Alberta, CUPE’s 31,000 members work in health care, municipalities, schools, colleges, universities, museums, libraries, emergency medical services, social services and casinos. Visit our CUPE websites for more information www.cupe.ca and cupealberta.ab.ca

For further information:
Bruce McLeod (403) 818-4849