On September 26th, the Yukon NDP Leadership Convention was held in Whitehorse. The event's special guest-speaker was Jim Sinclair - President of the BC Federation of Labour, which represents 500,000 workers throughout the province. For more than 25 years, Jim Sinclair has been an articulate member of the labour movement. After working for the Nelson Daily News, he became part of the fishing industry and, in the 1990s, was elected second Vice President of the United Fisherman and Allied Workers' Union/Canadian Auto Workers' Union - a position he held for eight years. He was elected President of the BC Federation of Labour in 1999, and since then has also come to sit on the Board of Directors for Working Enterprises Ltd., the Working Opportunity Fund, and BC Citizens for Public Power.
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