TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDC) was pleased to welcome Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau today to the College of Carpenters and Allied Workers - Local 27's Training Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.
In his speech Mr. Trudeau committed an investment of nearly $60 billion new dollars in infrastructure over ten years. Investment in the GTHA includes $2 billion in transit infrastructure for GO service, a message that was well received by union members. Mr. Trudeau also stressed the importance of building the necessary transit systems needed to keep people moving with ease.
"Job creation and building new infrastructure will not only benefit our union members, but the resulting economic growth will benefit all Ontarians," said Tony Iannuzzi, CDC Executive Secretary Treasurer. "We are very excited by the promise of infrastructure investment and the prospect of putting more shovels in the ground."
Joining Mr. Trudeau at the event were Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and three local Liberal candidates - Francesco Sorbara, Vaughan-Woodbridge, Capt (Ret'd) Leona Alleslev, Aurora–Oak Ridges–Richmond Hill, and Deb Schulte, King-Vaughan.
About Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario ("CDC") is composed of 16 affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners across the province. In total, we represent over 20,000 women and men working in a wide range of areas, including carpentry, drywall, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction-related work. Indeed, because of our up-to-date apprenticeship and training programs, there are very few construction-related jobs outside the scope of the Carpenters' Union. In addition, our union represents many industrial workers and thousands of highly skilled workers in Ontario's health care sector. Learn more at www.thecarpentersunion.ca
SOURCE Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
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