Peterborough Transit driver Tyler Burns elected new president

The Peterborough and District Labour Council will have a new president on Jan. 1.

Tyler Burns, a city bus driver and president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1320, was elected on Tuesday evening as incoming president of the Labour Council.

Marion Burton, who has been president for 12 years, didn’t seek re-election on Tuesday; she said in a phone interview immediately after the election that Burns will take over the role.

Burns is currently a member-at-large of the labour council. He couldn’t be reached for comment, on Tuesday; Burton said he was out of the city.

 

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