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BTA Meets with Federal Government to Discuss USMCA & Implications for Canadian Workers

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Yesterday evening, members of the Building Trades of Alberta and members of Alberta Federation of Labour met with the Honourable Patricia Hujdu, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour and Member of Parliament Randy Boissonnault for Edmonton Centre to discuss pipelines, the new USMCA Agreement and its implications for trade.


Topics covered in the wide-ranging discussion included:

  • the process for the federal government to comply with and meet the court's recommendations for approval for Trans Mountain expansion
  • LNG projects on the west coast
  • polypropylene projects here in Alberta
  • phase two of North West Redwater
  • Community Benefit Agreements
  • mobility of Canadian workers to cross into and work in the US
  • importing steel and modules built off shore for Alberta projects.
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Thank you to all attendees and to John Desrosiers and LIUNA Local 92 Labourers Union for hosting this meeting.


Left to right: MP Boissonnault, BTA Execurive Director Terry Parker, Minister Patricia Hujdu, and Local 92 Manager John Desrosiers.

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The Building Trades of Alberta coordinates and promotes the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrications industries.

Nationally, Building Trades of Alberta joins the other Provincial Councils that make up Canada's Building Trades Unions. Canada's Building Trades Unions, in turn, is a member of the Building and Construction Trades Department centred in Washington, D.C.


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