Media Releases

Canada’s Building Trades Unions Statement on Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2018

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) across the country will host and participate in a number of ceremonies honouring Remembrance Day. “November 11 provides us as Canadians, a reminder to thank those…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Congratulate the Federal Government on USMCA

Oct 22, 2018

The Government of Canada has negotiated hard and struck a deal that’s good for Canadian workers in the renegotiated United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada’s Building Trades Unions…

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Canada Completes Long Road to Asbestos Ban Regulation: Pivotal to halt use in products, stop exposure

Oct 19, 2018

The use of asbestos and asbestos containing products will no longer be permitted in Canada as of December 30, 2018 under regulations passed today by the Canadian government. Canada now joins…

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Prime Minister Met with Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions to Talk Infrastructure and Apprenticeships

Oct 16, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Patty Hajdu and Parliamentary Secretary Rodger Cuzner to discuss issues that matter most to…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Applaud First Responders at Irving Oil Incident

Oct 10, 2018

Over the weekend, a fire stemming from an explosion occurred at the Irving Oil Refinery, sending some workers to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Canada’s Building Trades Unions wish those workers who…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ Canadian Operating Officer Releases Labour Day Message

Aug 31, 2018

Labour Day is a very significant day on the calendar; it is our day, the day of rest that our work and our contribution to society have earned.  Labour Day is…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Welcomes Familiar Faces in Trudeau’s Cabinet Shuffle

Jul 23, 2018

(Ottawa, Ontario)– Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is looking forward to working with the new Ministers, following Justin Trudeau’s latest Cabinet shuffle. CBTU is pleased that Prime Minister Trudeau kept familiar…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Stands with Trudeau Government on Misguided US Tariffs

Jul 3, 2018

July 3, 2018 – (Ottawa, Ontario)– Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) continues to support the Federal Government in its recent efforts to respond to the Trump Administration’s misguided decision to impose…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Stands by the Government of Canada on Tariff Retaliation

Jun 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 – (Ottawa, Ontario) – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are fully supportive of the Government of Canada’s response to U.S. President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel…

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Government of Canada steps up for National Interest

May 29, 2018

OTTAWA, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada has stepped up for one of Canada’s major industries — this is a nation building exercise of the highest order.  It parallels…

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