The third time's charm as they say, so the third president of CMAW in a year (with no vote of the members) is Jan Noster. Jan is shown here in a photo from the 1999 Carpenter magazine where he was the UBCJA International's Organizer of the year for Alberta.
Jan has had quite a career so far; below is a humerous excerpt from a recent Alberta LRB decision concerning Mr. Noster and the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters:
Alberta LRB Decision November 28, 2005 GE-04860
Was their decision to deny him membership unreasonable? Put into context with the known histories of the parties, this is almost a rhetorical question. The Respondents had a legitimate concern he could have turned his talents against them in the same fashion he fought against CLAC. They had cause to be concerned he would attempt to sow dissatisfaction, perhaps leading to dissension, among the membership of Local 1325 and the Regional Council. They also had cause for concern that Mr. Noster would advocate for the separation of Local 1325 and the Regional Council from the International Union. After all, to coin another phrase used by Counsel for the Respondents, it's hard to change a leopard's spots.