Media Advisory - Construction Trades Talk Jobs of the Future

    OTTAWA, May 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Building and Construction Trades
Department, AFL-CIO, Canadian Office is hosting their annual Legislative
Conference May 3-5, 2009 in Ottawa, ON. More than 350 leaders from the
construction industry from across Canada will be in attendance.
    The following speakers will address the conference on Monday, May 4th
between 10am and Noon:

    - Ed Komarnicki, M.P. Souris-Mouse Mountain, Parliamentary Assistant to
      Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development,
      Government of Canada
    - Hon. Ron Stevens, Deputy Premier of Alberta and International and
      Intergovernmental Relations Minister
    - Hon. Jack Keir, Minister of Energy, New Brunswick
    - Rob Altemeyer, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Manitoba
    - Phil McNeely, M.P.P. Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy
      and Infrastructure (Ontario)

    Monday May 4th between 2pm and 4:30pm

    - Hugh MacDiarmid, President and Chief Executive Officer Atomic Energy
      of Canada Limited (AECL)
    - Elizabeth Macdonald, Executive Director, Canadian Solar Industries
      Association (CANSIA)
    - Bob Stobbs, Executive Director, Canadian Clean Power Coalition (CCPC)
    - Senator Elaine McCoy, Senate of Canada

    Tuesday May 5th features :

    9:00am  Pat Martin, Member of Parliament , Winnipeg Centre
    3:40pm  Michael Ignatieff, Member of Parliament Etobicoke-Lakeshore,
            Leader of the Official Opposition, Liberal Party of Canada

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel (International Ballroom), 101 Lyon St,
              Ottawa, Ontario.
              Media Accreditation required.

    For a full program and legislative briefing kit visit our website at

    About BCTD

    In Canada, the BCTD represents 400,000 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.

For further information:

For further information: Christopher Smillie, Legislative and Regulatory
Affairs,(613) 236-0653, Cell: (613) 219-1867

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