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  • Canada : CAPE union accepts government offer for Phoenix damages [more]
  • Canada : Olameter workers in Ontario join UFCW [more]
  • Canada : Quebec Wild Blueberries plant workers in Newport, Que., secure first collective agreement [more]
  • Canada : Unifor Accuses Scheer Of Making ‘Trump-Style Attack' On Canadian Media [more]
  • Canada : Heritage minister defends putting anti-Conservative union on $600M journalism fund panel [more]
  • Canada : Two thousand waterfront workers set to strike at Vancouver's key container terminals [more]
  • Canada : Longshore workers issues strike notice for Monday at two Vancouver terminals [more]
  • Canada : Judge reserves decision on labour board ruling allowing workers to strike [more]
  • Canada : Carbon monoxide leak at fish plant has union, processors at loggerheads [more]
  • Canada : Workers on Plains of Abraham launch strike [more]
  • Canada : The Future of Work: Taking care of freelancers [more]
  • Canada : Labour leader launches book [more]
  • Canada : From 1919 to #MeToo: A century of progress, but still 'a long way to go' for women in the workplace [more]
  • Canada : Beer Store employee union demands investigation into new convenience store alcohol website [more]
  • Canada : Solidarity March to Support Locked-Out Quebec Steelworkers [more]
  • Canada : Talks break off between Vale and USW at Voisey's Bay [more]
  • Canada : ITF: Lashing While Under Way Led to Maersk Patras Casualty [more]
  • Canada : CUPE files to represent flight attendants at Swoop [more]
  • Canada : Winnipeg Bus Drivers Go on One-Day Fare Strike [more]
  • Canada : Confronting the harmful legacy of asbestos in Peterborough and area [more]
  • Canada : Strike while the doors are open [more]
  • Canada : 'Last night, I went to bed a slave': Charges laid in human trafficking probe in Barrie [more]
  • Canada : Port workers plan to strike at Metro Vancouver container terminals [more]
  • Canada : Ships Stay Here campaign proves successful in closing shipbuilding gap [more]
  • Canada : As workers protest layoffs and cuts, Grand River Hospital pledges not to eliminate services [more]
  • Canada : Unions protest education cuts [more]
  • Canada : Meetings with Concordia employees delayed as health authority scrambling to determine staffing needs [more]
  • Canada : Labour groups rebuke U of T's “inaction” on asbestos [more]
  • Canada : MGEU wins 2 big Community Support grievances [more]
  • Canada : Support staff at Quebec universities struggle with psychological distress [more]

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 Vice President Dave Schellenberg swearing in new President Tom Greschner.

 

 

 

 55 year member Ed Herman receives his pin from Vice President Dave Schellenberg.

 

 55 year member Al Heath receives his pin from Vice President Dave Schellenberg.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of the IBEW Local 529 Golf Tournament 2018!

Tyler Labuick, Al Swenson, Kelly Light

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Building Trades Unions Calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to Bring Stakeholders to the Table

April 10, 2018 – (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Building Trades Unions are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the table.

Earlier this week, the future of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was cast in doubt as Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on the project in the face of mounting opposition in British Columbia.

“The last several months has seen unfortunate statements and behavior by certain individuals and this project is too important to our country and our economy to see this happen,” says Robert Blakely, COO of the Canadian Building Trades Unions.  “That is why, it is far time, that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls on Premier of British Columbia, the Premier of Alberta, CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada, and all other relevant stakeholder, at the same table and move this project forward in a positive way for Canada, once and for all,” continues Blakely.

Kinder Morgan Canada said it will consult with various stakeholders to try and reach an agreement by May 31 that might allow the project to proceed, adding it needs clarity on its ability in doing construction in B.C. and protect its shareholders.  “The Canadian Building Trades Unions, who represents over 500,000 construction trade workers in Canada, was never included by Kinder Morgan Canada, but wants this project to move forward for the betterment of Canada and its economy,” says Blakely.

“Every day that goes by without commencement of the project is further delay, more cost, and the possibility of the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline and that is why we feel strongly that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to show leadership on this file,” concludes Blakely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Below is some recent news on the impact of cannabis legalization in Canada:  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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