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The new president of the Canadian Labour Congress says he will be more aggressive than his predecessor toward the Harper government.

The new president of the Canadian Labour Congress says he will be more aggressive than his predecessor toward the Harper government.

Hassan Yussuff is warning the prime minister he will face the wrath of the labour movement if it feels forced to push back against Conservative policy.

Yussuff told The Canadian Press the union movement will do everything it can to ensure the Conservatives are not re-elected next year.

But, he is also offering to work collaboratively with any government.

The 57-year-old Yussuff defeated the long-serving Ken Georgetti in a vote at a recent convention in Montreal.

He is promising to be more engaged and aggressive than Georgetti, who had been president since 1999. The organization said Yussuff was the first person of colour to be elected to an executive position when he became executive vice-president in 1999. He was born in Guyana, South America, and settled in Toronto when he came to Canada in 1974.

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