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Executive Director Sean Strickland CBC Radio Ottawa Morning Interview

On April 13, 2022, CBTU Executive Director Sean Strickland appeared on the CBC Radio Ottawa Morning show to discuss the challenge in meeting the demand for skilled trades workers over the next 5-10 years as the housing industry sets targets for hundreds of thousands of new builds. Strickland spoke about incentives and supports to bring more people into

Historic Policy Change Announced in Budget 2022 to Support Skilled Trades Workers in Canada

Canada’s Building Trades Unions Executive Director, Sean Strickland, has released the following statement in response to the Federal Government’s 2022 Budget: “On behalf of the 600,000 members of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, we applaud the Federal Government for including a Labour Mobility Deduction for Tradespeople in Budget 2022. This policy change creates real support in

Statement by Canada’s Building Trades Unions on the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan

Canada’s Building Trades Unions Executive Director, Sean Strickland, has released the following statement: “On behalf of the 600,000 members of Canada’s Building Trades Unions, many of whom work in the oil and gas sector, we applaud the thoughtful approach that the Government of Canada is taking towards transitioning our economy to net-zero carbon emissions by

On International Women’s Day, let’s recognize bias and tackle it

Since 1911, on March 8 we’ve marked International Women’s Day — a yearly reminder that we must, as a society, continue to address the inequality facing women. It’s also a wakeup call to address our biases. Bias is an inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group; and unconscious biases are unconscious feelings

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