Labour Activist to Appear on Stamp
August 9, 2005
She's the face of Saskatchewan's future - and the face of Canada's labour movement.  Darla Leard is featured on the new
fifty-cent stamp unveiled to commemorate Saskatchewan's centennial.

Leard works for the Canadian Labour Congress as a Representative in the prairie region, with responsibilities in Calgary and
Saskatoon.

"It's fitting that a bright, young Aboriginal woman with a commitment to social justice that's rooted in the labour movement has
been chosen to symbolize Saskatchewan's celebration of its past and hope for the future," said Canadian Labour Congress
President Ken Georgetti.
For her part, Leard is both surprised and proud to be featured on the stamp.

"I thought you had to be the Queen, a dead politician or someone extraordinary to get your face on a postage stamp.  I guess I
was wrong and that in a place like Canada anything is possible for ordinary working people," she said.

Source:  CAW NewsNow
 
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