Council Candidate: Christopher Yates running in City of Greenwood

City of Greenwood: Yates, Christopher - Council Candidate

Christopher Yates

My name is Christopher Yates. I am a retired Tug Boat Operator from the Lower Mainland. throughout my career at sea I sat on the Executive Board for my union, negotiating committee, finance_and safety committees to name a few. I was a member of the Canadian Labour Congress and the BC Federation of Labour and sat on committees for both entities. During my career it seemed if I was not at sea I was taking university courses hosted by the CLC and BC Fed. I took courses from Human Rights in the Workplace to Work Safe Appeals or WCAT. I used the skills I gained on and off of the ship to help my fellow employees.

I now use the skills I acquired as a Human Rights Advocate and Labour Advocate to assist unionized and unrepresented employees settle claims with their employers. I moved to Greenwood in December of 2008. I quickly became active in the community and was elected to the position of Vice President of the Boundary Metis Community Association where I had wonderful opportunities to go into our schools and volunteer. I had the opportunity to help plan and take part in, our week-long totem carving and Aboriginal Education week. The Totems that our children helped carve still stand and are proudly displayed.

I am the father of five wonderful children and am running for council because I care about our city and community. I want my children to grow up in a city that I am active in. I look forward to the opportunity to work on Council and committees for our city and residents. So on November 15th. Please remember to vote.

And when you vote—vote Christopher Yates for Councillor. Thank You!

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