Plan to attend Pacific Blue Cross AGM

Mary LaPlante urges HEU members to vote for progressive candidates

Mark your calendars to attend the Pacific Blue Cross Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the PNE’s Garden Auditorium in Vancouver.

Sister Mary LaPlante, HEU’s Financial Secretary and current Pacific Blue Cross board member, is encouraging people to turn out and vote for a progressive slate of candidates, some new and some seeking re-election.

LaPlante says that the following candidates will provide the diversity and leadership required to maintain a strong governance body for the benefit of Pacific Blue Cross and its members.

Individual category Re-elect John Fitzpatrick (Vancouver & District Labour Council) Re-elect Deb Svedic (BCGEU) Elect Gerry Smith (IWA)

Health Care Professional category Re-elect John Hope (pharmacist) Elect Richard Busse (dentist)

Organizational category Elect Chris Locke (IBEW) Elect Mark Olsen (Construction & Specialized Workers’ Union)

Last year, a strong showing by Hospital Employees’ Union members and other supporters, saw LaPlante elected to a two-year term on the PBC board.

Wednesday, April 25 Registration 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m. PNE Garden Auditorium Hastings and Renfrew (Free parking is available through Gate 2 off Renfrew)