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CBTU Pleased with Government Report to Save Line 5

Apr 15, 2021

CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS PLEASED WITH GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SAVE LINE 5 April 15, 2021 – Today, the Special Committee on the Economic Relationship between…

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CBTU Pleased with Introduction of Bill C-25

Mar 25, 2021

Today, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced plans to double the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer. If Bill C-25 passes, an additional $2.2 billion will flow to cities and communities, directly, across the country. Canada’s…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO DO WHATEVER NECESSARY TO SAVE LINE 5

Mar 18, 2021

March 18, 2021 – Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions Executive Director, Sean Strickland, addressed the House of Commons Special Committee on the Economic Relationship between Canada and the United States to…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNION SUPPORT NDP PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL TO IMPLEMENT A SKILLED TRADES WORKFORCE MOBILITY PROGRAM

Mar 12, 2021

— Private Member’s Bill provides tax fairness for Skilled Trades Workers -­- March 12, 2020 – Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions joined Member of Parliament Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) and Member…

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IUOE Congratulates Lorna Harnum on Appointment to Federal Task Force

Mar 10, 2021

OTTAWA (March 8, 2021) – The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) expresses its congratulations to the appointment of IUOE International Representative Lorna Harnum to the Government of Canada’s Women in…

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CBTU Hosts Virtual Indigenous Training for Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Jan 21, 2021

This week, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) delivered Virtual Indigenous Training to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. Developed under the workforce development program, Build Together, this training…

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CBTU Statement on Cancellation of Keystone XL

Jan 21, 2021

Today, Canada’s Building Trades Unions released the following statement from Executive Director, Sean Strickland, on the cancellation of the Keystone XL Project by the incoming Biden Administration.   “Canada’s Building Trades…

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NORTH AMERICA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SIGN WITH TC ENERGY TO MAKE KEYSTONE XL FIRST PIPELINE FULLY POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY

Jan 18, 2021

– TC Energy to create Green Energy Training Fund to increase training on renewables for Building Trades Workers – Washington – January 17, 2021 – Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS STATEMENT ON THRONE SPEECH

Sep 23, 2020

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are pleased with the focus on jobs in today’s Throne Speech, paving the way for a fair recovery for all Canadians. “Canada’s Building Trades Unions applaud…

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