CBTU Statement Regarding New Federal Cabinet
October 26, 2021
To see original update from Canada’s Building Trades Unions, click here.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet of the 44th Parliament was sworn in at Rideau Hall. Canada’s Building Trades Unions congratulate the appointees and thank the former Cabinet Ministers for their dedication and contribution to building a better Canada.
“Canada’s Building Trades Unions looks forward to working with new and veteran Cabinet Ministers on issues important to Building Trades members including the transitioning energy sector, support for skilled labour mobility, reforms to Employment Insurance, and supports for growing the skilled trades workforce,” said Sean Strickland, Executive Director, Canada’s Building Trades Unions. “We look forward to working closely with Cabinet Ministers in portfolios that affect the skilled trades including:
- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland
- Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Dominic LeBlanc
- Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan
- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough
- Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson
“Canada’s Building Trades Unions value our relationship with the Federal Government and the opportunity to continue to work collaboratively on issues important to Canada’s skilled trades workforce. The construction industry plays a vital role in Canada’s economy, and will continue to work alongside the federal government and build on the robust investment into the skilled trades we have seen from them over the last six years,” stated Strickland.
For a full list of Cabinet members visit here.