Media Releases

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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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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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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Canada’s Building Trades Unions call on Federal Government to Support Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on considerable challenges to the Canadian economy. One of the areas that needs urgent support, is the oil and gas industry, specifically the offshore oil and…

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Labour Day Celebrates Agreement Between the Ottawa Hospital and the Building and Construction Trade Unions — Ottawa’s Newest Hospital Launches Next Phase of Development

Sep 3, 2020

OTTAWA — A historic partnership — between the Building and Construction Trade Unions of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec (BTC) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) — was struck in commemoration of…

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CANADA’S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS SPEAK WITH PRIME MINISTER ON IMPORTANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND TO STIMULATE ECONOMY

Jun 23, 2020

Today, leaders of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) participated in a call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to discuss the opportunities that exist to build apprenticeship capacity in the skilled trades;…

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