Labour Day 2017 Message from Robert Blakely, Canadian Operations Director, Canada’s Building Trades Unions

Aug 31, 2017

This Labour Day marks the end of the summer of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The land that is now called Canada has been inhabited for somewhere in the range of 13,000 years….

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Clean Energy Transition Could Create 4 Million Canadian Construction Jobs: Report

Aug 16, 2017

The construction industry has a big role to play as Canada aims to meet to its commitment to the Paris climate agreement and transition to a greener economy, according to a…

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Bloomberg BNA article: Canada: Developing Policy for Pregnant Workers in Dangerous Jobs

Jul 18, 2017

From the article: Cases like Ballard’s are infrequent but happen often enough to constitute a significant barrier to women seeking construction careers, Bob Blakely, operating officer for Canada’s Building Trades Unions,…

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Energy Development

CBTU believes in energy independence for North America and supports oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada.

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Mobility

CBTU is campaigning to have the federal government introduce a Construction Mobility Tax Credit—a personal tax exemption on expenses construction workers typically incur when they temporarily relocate for work.

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Pipelines

CBTU’s campaign in support of pipeline projects is designed to educate the public in communities located along key routes about the benefits of these projects.

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