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MP Badawey introduces his Private Members Motion M-227 on the creation of a Federal Trades Strategy

Jun 13, 2019

Welland, ON – Today, Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, introduced his Private Member’s Motion M-227, which states: That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development,…

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CBTU 2019 Conference Website

Apr 28, 2019

To keep up to date and find more information on the 2019 CBTU Conference, check out the Conference website here:

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Mark April 28 as National Day of Mourning Call on Federal Government for National Registry of Asbestos

Apr 28, 2019

– CBTU call on Federal Government to continue work on Asbestos file, create national registry of Asbestos-contaminated buildings- Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) marked the National Day of Mourning with an…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Pleased with Government of Canada’s Continued Commitment to People in 2019 Budget

Mar 19, 2019

Funding announced to promote skilled trades as first-choice career option key to addressing skills shortage  Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) commends the Federal Government for their continued commitment to our priorities…

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Innovation on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2019

Each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) creates an opportunity to assess the progress women have made and the barriers that still exist to true equality within all aspects of our society….

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North America’s Building Trades Unions Thank Robert Blakely for Lifetime of Work

Mar 2, 2019

-Arlene Dunn named Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions- March 1, 2019 – We are pleased to congratulate Robert (Bob) Blakely, Director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), on his upcoming…

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CBTU Launches Program to Increase Women in the Trades by 30 Per Cent

Feb 21, 2019

– Federal Government Provides Funding to Open Three Provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices – Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices…

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CBTU Calls on Federal Government to Introduce Tax Incentives to Increase Labour Mobility, Address Skills Shortage

Feb 20, 2019

– Inclusion of Community Benefit Agreements in public infrastructure projects one way to address skills shortage, benefit all Canadians – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are calling on the Federal Government…

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CBTU Meets with Premier Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick to talk Jobs and Energy

Feb 6, 2019

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) met with Premier Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick to discuss our shared desire for job opportunities, the development and extraction of natural resources, and making Canadian…

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Statement on Federal Government’s Cabinet Shuffle

Jan 14, 2019

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) welcome the appointment of Bernadette Jordan and David Lametti, as the two new additions to the Prime Minister’s cabinet that took place in today’s shuffle. The…

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