Media Releases

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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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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