CBTU Statement Against Harassment of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland was subject to verbal harassment during her visit to Alberta. Canada’s Building Trades Unions strongly condemn these acts against the Minister. There is no room in any workplace – be it politics or otherwise – for any kind of harassment, abuse, or intimidation. Everyone should have the right to do their job, safely. Unions have always and will always stand up for safety – in the same way that Minister Freeland has stood up for working people. There is absolutely no place in Canada for this kind of behaviour. 

– Sean Strickland, Executive Director, Canada’s Building Trades Unions

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