Als' guard Scott Flory has been elected as the new CFLPA president.There's a new man in charge of the CFLPA, even if the organization itself hasn't yet confirmed it. According to Drew Edwards of The Hamilton Spectator, who first reported that the CFLPA was holding a leadership vote Friday in Las Vegas, that vote resulted in Montreal Alouettes' guard Scott Flory defeating incumbent president Mike Morreale. After a 12-year CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Morreale went to work as the CFLPA's marketing director in 2007 and became president in 2012. Now, it seems the organization has decided to go in a new direction with Flory. It's going to be interesting to see what impact that has on the contentious ongoing collective bargaining agreement negotiations with the league.
It isn't particularly known what approach Flory plans to take, and that speaks to a central issue with the CFLPA at the moment. At the moment, the organization isn't communicating much to the public. Their website (which is still titled "CFLPA 2011") doesn't appear to have been updated since Feb. 14, and their Twitter feed hasn't posted anything since Thursday; there was no discussion of their meetings this week, the existence of a leadership vote, when that vote was set for, what each candidate stood for, or the results of that vote. If not for Edwards' reporting, the public wouldn't have known the CFLPA was having a leadership vote (or who won it). Granted, the CFLPA exists primarily to serve its members rather than the public, but there still needs to be better communication with the outside world, especially considering that the association is locked in a labour dispute.Read More »from CFLPA goes in a new direction, electing Scott Flory as president, but will he communicate?