Copied from the Canadian Labour Congress:



Due to the directive by British Columbia and national public health authorities to cancel any large gatherings because of the health risk posed by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has unanimously decided to postpone the 29th Constitutional Convention and implement the following measures:

  • A new date for the CLC’s 29th Constitutional Convention will be decided by the CLC Executive Committee and Canadian Council, at such time as the public health authorities no longer deem the virus a public health threat, and pending venue availability;
  • The mandate of the current Officers of the Congress has been extended until the 29th Constitutional Convention of the CLC can be held;
  • Additions and changes to registrations will be allowed, but all registration fees already paid to the CLC will be held in escrow and applied to the registration of the postponed 29th Constitutional Convention of the CLC; and
  • The resolutions process will remain closed and no further resolutions, except for emergency resolutions, will be accepted to the 29th Constitutional Convention of the CLC.

In the meantime, the Congress will work to secure flight and accommodation credits for Convention delegates who booked using the CLC event code.

In the immediate future, the Congress will continue to fight for improved government and employer support for workers and communities impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

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In solidarity,

Hassan Yussuff