Unifor Backs NDP In CKE

CKE candidates Rick Nicholls, Dan Gelinas, Ken Bell and Terry Johnson June 4 2014. (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

Local labour groups are lining up behind their chosen provincial election candidates.

Frank Niehus, vice president of Unifor 1941 in Tilbury, says they have their man. “At the local level, we’ve decided to support Dan Gelinas. We appreciate his stand on labour issues. We feel he is the most labour friendly.”

Jeff McFadden, Chatham-Kent Labour Council president, says his organization has yet to officially endorse a candidate. “We have to meet at council and we’ll discuss it, I think tonight’s debate opened a lot of debate for council to see who we will throw our hats behind.”

The two organizations co-hosted a debate Wednesday night. Election day is June 12.