LiUNA Welcomes Phil Fontaine to Co-Chair Aboriginal Affairs Committee

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Today LiUNA (Labourers' International Union of North America) officially announced the appointment of Mr. Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as co-chair of LiUNA's Aboriginal Affairs Committee. This committee will seek to coordinate its efforts of outreach with Aboriginal leaders across Canada to train and employ First Nation, Métis and Inuit people. Joseph Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada remarked, "For over one hundred years, LiUNA has created an environment where our members and future members have access to quality jobs and benefits. Phil Fontaine's impeccable integrity will help bridge the gap between LiUNA and Aboriginal peoples across Canada."

"LiUNA's cross country footprint, economic prowess, and history of outreach should be celebrated," says Mr. Fontaine. "This committee will help educate the First Nation, Métis and Inuit population with LiUNA as to the tremendous opportunities that lay ahead," continued Mr. Fontaine.

Together, LiUNA and the Aboriginal peoples across Canada will work together to develop a positive relationship based on mutual respect and shared interests.

SOURCE Government Liaison LiUNA

For further information: For inquiries please contact; Anthony Primerano, LiUNA Government Liaison, aprimerano@tri-fund.org

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