OTTAWA, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are hosting their annual Conference May 4th-6th, 2015 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 5th between 9am and 12:45pm:
- Sean McGarvey, President, North America's Building Trades Unions
- Andrew Coyne
- Tim McMillan, President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
- Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Demographic Reform
Tuesday May 5th 2pm- 4pm:
- Astor Nyborg, Hebron GBS Project
- Brenda Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
- Alastair Fogg, Major Capital Projects, Manitoba Hydro
- Robin Granger, Construction Manager, Ontario Power Generation
- David Keane, President, BC LNG Alliance
- Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Member of Parliament, Papineau
Wednesday May 6th between 9 am and 12 noon features:
- Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
- Cecil Clark, Mayor, Cape Bretton
- Randy Stefanizyn, Syncrude Canada Ltd
- Sean Strickland, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Construction Secretariat
Wednesday May 6th between 12 noon and 4:30pm features:
- David Podmore, Concert Properties Ltd.
- Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada
- Thomas Mulcair, MP , Leader of the Official Opposition
Location: Hilton Lac Leamy, Conference Centre (lower level) Ballroom.
For a full program visit our website at www.buildingtrades.ca.
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, [email protected]