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BTA Media Release October 2018: Canada’s Building Trades Unions Applaud First Responders at Irving Oil Incident

Posted on October 11, 2018

October 10, 2018 — Over the weekend, a fire stemming from an explosion occurred at the Irving Oil Refinery, sending some workers to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions Welcomes Familiar Faces in Trudeau’s Cabinet Shuffle

Posted on July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018 - (Ottawa, Ontario) - Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) is looking forward to working with the new Ministers, following Justin Trudeau’s latest Cabinet shuffle.

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Press Release - Trans Mountain

Posted on May 29, 2018

The Government of Canada took action today to back up its assertion that the Trans Mountain Pipeline would be built. By creating an agreement with Kinder Morgan to move construction forward, they have shown their commitment to guaranteeing work and protecting the livelihoods of thousands of families in Alberta and British Columbia. The additional decision to purchase the Trans Mountain Expansion Project demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value to Alberta and to the country of getting product to tidewater. “The leadership shown by Prime Minister Trudeau and his government demonstrates his understanding of the value to Canadians of projects like this,” says Terry Parker, Executive Director of the Building Trades of Alberta.

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2016 BTA Conference Highlights

Posted on October 14, 2016

Re-Defining Our Workplace: The Diversification of Our People, Resources and Economy was this year's theme. Read on for a summary as well as links to presentations.

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Big day for Unionized Building Trades in Alberta

Posted on May 31, 2016

Sister j'Amey Holroyd appointed Chair of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Training Board - the first union member in recent history and the first woman ever!

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BTA has a New Chariman

Posted on May 31, 2016

Brother Ian Robb, Business Manager of UNITE HERE Local 47 is the new Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta.

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Help Make the Energy East Pipeline a Reality

Posted on May 20, 2016

Read on to learn the facts and see how you can support this nation-building project.

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Thank You from Shell Scotford

Posted on January 11, 2016

Paul Fisher, Turnaround Manager at Shell Scotford has asked the BTA to relay his sincere thanks to the men and women who worked hard to make 2015 a success.

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2015 BTA Conference Highlights

Posted on October 16, 2015

This year's conference, themed "Investing to Secure Our Future" was a huge success, thanks to everyone involved. Copies of presentations and materials are available here.

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NWR Sturgeon Refinery Project Website Now Live

Posted on August 11, 2015

The website supporting the North West Refinery in Redwater is live as of August 11 and includes a site for workers of as well as one for the NWR Partnership.

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