LETTER: Labour council backs Dean Fortin

It is false for either Ida Chong or Lisa Helps to claim support from the trade union movement

Labour council backs  Fortin

Re: She’s in … but can she win? (News, Sept. 25)

Each election, the Victoria Labour Council endorses candidates. Applicants are interviewed and then voted on by a general meeting of delegates, representing approximately 24,000 union members in Greater Victoria.

It is false for either Ida Chong or Lisa Helps to claim support from the trade union movement in this election – neither of them even asked for our endorsement.

Only one Victoria mayoral candidate asked for our support. Mayor Fortin has a proven track record of standing up for working people and we are proud to endorse his bid for a third term.

Robin Tosczak, Victoria Labour Council