Abbotsford’s Guenther fails in bid for BCTF president’s chair

Rick Guenther, a teacher in Abbotsford, was defeated by incumbent president Susan Lambert.

Abbotsford teacher Rick Guenther.

Abbotsford teacher Rick Guenther.

Rick Guenther’s bid to become president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has come up short.

The Abbotsford man lost to current president Susan Lambert, who will serve a third term as the head of the BCTF.

Guenther was defeated by a vote of 429 to 238 during the union’s annual general meeting today.

The BCTF is expected to announce its protest plan after the AGM ends tonight and take a recommendation to the union’s 41,000 members for approval.

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