Media Advisory - Canada's Building Trades Unions - 2016 Policy Conference - "Investing in our Future: Building on the Best"

OTTAWA, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 9th-11th, 2016 in Ottawa, ON.  More than 300 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 10th between 9am and 12:30pm:

Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions
The Honourable Bob Rae
Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West – Ancaster - Dundas
Ahmed Hussen, Member of Parliament for York SouthWeston

Tuesday May 10th 2pm- 4pm:
Frank McKenna, Deputy Chairman, TD Bank
The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Wednesday May 11th between 9 am and 12 noon features: 
The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Province of British Columbia
Tim McMillan, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
John Soini, President of Energy East Pipeline, TransCanada
Lisa Raitt, Member of Parliament for Milton

Location: Westin Downtown Ottawa, Conference Centre (Fourth Floor) Confederation Ballroom.

For a full program visit our website at

Media Registration:
Members of the media must present valid press credentials and sign in / out at registration.

About CBTU
In Canada, the CBTU represents 500,000 skilled trades workers. CBTU coordinates activities and provides resources to 15 affiliated trade unions in the construction and manufacturing industries.


SOURCE Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

For further information: SOURCE: Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO; For further information: Conference on-site office, 613-560-7319, Christopher Smillie, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Cell: (613) 620-0653,


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