CBTU Applauds Focus on Jobs in Throne Speech
Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) lauded the Canadian government's policy direction laid out in the September 23 Speech from the Throne, which focused on investing in job creation to support those most impacted by the pandemic.
One of the Speech's commitments is to create one million new jobs, including investments in infrastructure, public transit, energy sufficient retrofits, clean energy and affordable housing. “Investing in infrastructure and shovel-ready projects will create immediate job opportunities and address Canada’s infrastructure needs,” said Sean Strickland, Executive Director, Canada’s Building Trades Unions.
BAC Canadian Regional Director Craig Strudwick said the government’s commitment to the skilled trades continues to make an impact. “We have long advocated for good-paying jobs and skills training to qualified local residents who are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades sector. We will continue working together to ensure that our government get the details on these programs and initiatives right.”