Media Releases

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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CBTU Commends Federal Government’s Commitment to Workers Health and Safety

Jan 3, 2019

– Banning Asbestos important step forward to protecting Canadians and reducing workplace death and disease – January 3, 2019– Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the Federal Government’s steps to…

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A Holiday Message from Robert Blakely

Dec 24, 2018

Greetings and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Looking back over the year we’ve had, the men and women of the Building Trades have put their craft to…

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CBTU Statement on Liberal Government’s Fall Fiscal Update

Nov 26, 2018

Ottawa, ON – Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is pleased with the move to harmonize national Building Codes, an announcement included in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Fall Fiscal update made on…

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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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Saskatchewan Contractors and Building Trades team up to promote Diversity and Inclusion

Nov 9, 2018

– Inclusion Manager appointed to expand Build Together Initiative – Regina, SK –Lyle Daniels is no stranger to overcoming barriers, and his new position as Inclusion Manager for Build Together Saskatchewan…

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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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