/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Building Trades Conference - "It's a new day - Building Canadian Opportunities"/

OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions are hosting their annual Conference May 5-7th, 2014 in Gatineau, QC. More than 400 leaders from the construction industry, labour organizations, and the purchasers of construction services from across Canada and the United States will be in attendance.

The following speakers will address the conference on Tuesday, May 6th between 9am and 12:45pm:

Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Bruce Heyman, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Hon. David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick
Rex Murphy, Commentator and Broadcaster

Tuesday May 6th 2pm- 4pm

Jayson Myers, President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
John McKendrick, Executive Vice President, Group Head , Major Projects, Infrastructure Ontario
Francois Poirier, President, Energy East Pipeline, TransCanada
Honourable Jason Kenney, MP, Minister of Employment and Multiculturalism, Government of Canada

Wednesday May 7th between 9 am and 12 noon features:

Randy Stefanizyn, Syncrude Canada Ltd
Astor Nyborg,  Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors
Alexandre Boulerice, MP
Thomas Mulcair, MP , Leader of the Official Opposition

Wednesday May 7th between 12 noon and 4:30pm features:

Pat Martin, MP
Dr. John Barrett , President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association
Justin Trudeau, MP, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Location: Hilton Lac Leamy, Conference Centre (lower level) Ballroom

For a full program visit our website at www.buildingtrades.ca

About BCTD

In Canada, the BCTD represents 500,000 skilled trades workers. The North America-wide Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour-Congress of Industrial Organizations) coordinates activities and provides resources to 15 affiliated trade unions in the construction and manufacturing industries. It has 386 state, provincial and local councils in Canada and the United States.

SOURCE Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

For further information:

Christopher Smillie, Government Relations and Public Affairs,

Cell: (613) 620-0653/ csmillie@buildingtrades.ca