Several members of the HFIAW General Executive Board and other union leaders were able to attend the 2023 Canadian Building Trades Union (CBTU) Conference held in Gatineau, Quebec, from May 8-10.
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The fall session of parliament kicked off at the end of September, and a busy legislative agenda has kept the federal government focused on tackling the rising cost of living, dealing with labour and supply challenges and moving forward with implementing its commitments on climate change and the environment.
Lee Loftus is a retired Local 118 Business Manager and a proud third-generation Insulator. A member of the HFIAW since 1976, Loftus worked his way up, eventually holding elected positions both with the Local and with the building trades on a city and province level. He was previously the British Columbia Federation of Labour Occupation Health, Safety and Environment Director and has been entrenched in occupational health and environmental issues his entire professional career.
The Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) held its annual legislative conference in Ottawa from April 25-28, following two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heat and Frost Insulators in Canada have much to be proud of following a busy but productive first half of the year.
Canada’s 2022 parliamentary calendar kicked off on Jan. 31 when the House of Commons reconvened for its winter/spring session.
André Savard, the former Local 58 Montreal Business Manager passed away on Feb. 10 due to complications from COVID-19.
In September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party were re-elected to lead another minority government in Canada.
Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to halt.
On April 19, the first Canadian woman to hold the federal finance minister portfolio delivered the longest and arguably most significant budget in Canadian history. At more than 740 pages, Finance Minister Chyrstia Freeland’s first budget was both heavy and weighty for a Liberal government seeking to support Canadians and steer the economy out of the pandemic. It also didn’t hurt that the budgets’ massive spending spree helped position the government for the looming election.