Mary-Lou Donnelly elected president designate of the Canadian Teachers' Federation

    HALIFAX, July 12 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Mary-Lou
Donnelly was elected president designate of The Canadian Teachers' Federation
(CTF) today during its 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held in
Moncton, New Brunswick July 10 to 12.
    "I am looking forward to serving Canadian teachers and advancing the
cause of public education in Canada," says Donnelly."
    Donnelly was one of two CTF vice-presidents running for president
designate. She defeated candidate Paul Taillefer, president of the Association
des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO). As president of
the Canadian Teachers' Federation she will serve as its Chief Executive
Officer advancing its policies, key issues and resolutions that have an impact
on public education, students and teachers nationally.
    Donnelly, who will complete her second two-year term as president of the
Nova Scotia Teachers Union on July 31, 2008, will take on the post of running
Canada's teacher organization beginning in July 2009 succeeding current CTF
president Emily Noble. For the 2008-09 school year she will be principal at Le
Marchant St. Thomas School in Halifax while occupying the position of past
president on the NSTU's provincial executive.
    The 2008 CTF AGM's theme was Education... a Sea of Knowledge to Discover,
and was hosted by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB), at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton.

    CTF speaks for 220,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on
education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member
organizations in every province and territory in Canada as well as an
Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF ( is also a member of
the international body of teachers, Education International

For further information:

For further information: Angela Murray, Public Relations and
Communications Staff Officer, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, 479-4708 or 497-0194
(cellular); Canadian Teachers' Federation: Francine Filion, Director of
Communications, (613) 688-4314 or (613) 899-4247 (cell)

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