Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

CBTU Legislative Conference looks to better future for Canadian Trades

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.

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Insulators gain key advocacy wins in 2022 budget

Heat and Frost Insulators in Canada have much to be proud of following a busy but productive first half of the year.

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Insulators determined to advance agenda in turbulent times

Canada’s 2022 parliamentary calendar kicked off on Jan. 31 when the House of Commons reconvened for its winter/spring session.

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Former Local 58 Business Manager passes away

André Savard, the former Local 58 Montreal Business Manager passed away on Feb. 10 due to complications from COVID-19.

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Canadian Insulator Advocacy: Prime Minister Trudeau’s third mandate

In September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party were re-elected to lead another minority government in Canada.

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Highlights from 2021 lobbying efforts

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to halt.

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A Canadian plan to ‘Build Back Better’

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.

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Despite pandemic, Insulators pre-apprentices complete training course

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 58 has gained 18 new apprentices after they completed a pre apprenticeship course in Montreal.

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Ontario government appoints Insulator to apprenticeship position

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 95 Director of Government and Community Relations Brother Adam Melnick was recently appointed to serve as a youth advisor to the Ontario Government.

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April 6 Afternoon: Federal Cabinet Address

Highlights:

Dr. Tam provided an update on the number of cases in Canada: 15822 cases and 293 deaths. She says the most concerning news right now are the new outbreaks in hospitals and hearing of young people being hospitalized and people as young as in their 20’s dying from the disease. She shares this information as a reminder that this is a critical illness that may strike anyone at any age. She also gave an update on testing that Canada has now completed over 339 000 tests. She points to cautious optimism from British Columbia as they recorded a lower number of cases than last week showing that collective action can slow the spread of the virus.

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