June 24, 2008
CAW Local 100 General Election results
defeated John Gouviea, VP for the Local's Great Lakes Region, to become the new President of Local 100, replacing Bryon Debaets who is retiring.  Elections
were also held for VP positions across Canada and Executive Council positions.

Below are the complete election results:  

System President:  John Burns (577 votes)
Vice President Prairie:  Les Lilley (173 votes)
Vice President Great Lakes:  Drew Ratajewski (acclaimed)
Vice President Mountain:  Bruce Snow (acclaimed)

There will be run-offs for the following two positions:
Vice President Atlantic/St Lawrence between: Richard Brosseau (113 votes) and Jacques Ouimet (124 votes)
Vice President Health & Safety between: Marc Gauthier (277 votes) & Dave Williams (482 votes)

Executive Council Great Lakes:  Ashok Venkatarangam (124 votes)
Executive Council VIA:  Benoit Laporte (195 votes)
Executive Council Atlantic:  Leo Dallaire (acclaimed)
Executive Council Prairie:  Ken Hiatt (acclaimed)
Executive Council Mountain:  Robert Martin (acclaimed)

Source:  CAW Local 100

Local 100 represents railway shopcraft workers at CN and VIA Rail, as well as shortline railways across Canada.

CAW National Council 4000 wishes all the newly elected officers of Local 100 best wishes and success in their future endeavours.  

We also extend our appreciation and thanks to outgoing Local 100 President Bryon Debaets for his support of our Council 4000 membership over the years.  
We wish Bryon good health in his retirement from the Union and CN - where he was employed prior to being elected President of Local 100, and wish him well
in any of his future endeavours following retirement!
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