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Building Trades shares ‘truth’ on Community Benefits Agreements

I'm not sure what headline the Journal of Commerce editors will put on this column, but I’m going to suggest “For the record” or, “Just the facts, please.” Or if those are too short, “The truth about Community Benefits Agreements” (CBAs) works well too. Chances are,...

B.C.’s future is built on the trades

Over the next three years, the province will invest $15.8 billion in taxpayer-funded infrastructure. Dear Editor, Wanted: Skilled tradespeople. Must enjoy great wages, rewarding work, and a bright future. As employment ads go, does this sound too good to be true? It’s...

Community benefits should be embedded in public projects

Date:  Monday, March 26, 2018 There is a better way to build in B.C. — a way that provides opportunities and a legacy of skills and experience to qualified local workers, apprentices, women in trades and Indigenous workers.  By Tom Sigurdson Executive...

There’s a monster on the loose

Date:  Monday, March 12, 2018 To ignore the underground economy is to ignore the practices of tax evasion, money laundering, and human trafficking. David Holmes, Business Manager District Council 38 What do you think $84.7 million could buy today? Here in B.C.,...

Pattullo Bridge replacement is a chance to build B.C. better

Date:  Friday, February 16, 2018 Statement from Tom Sigurdson,  Executive director BC Building Trades The BC Building Trades welcomes the announcement today by the NDP government that construction will start on a new Pattullo Bridge in 2019. We are heartened...

Building Trades encouraged by throne speech

Date:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Statement from Tom Sigurdson,  Executive director BC Building Trades We offer sincere congratulations to Premier John Horgan and his government for today’s speech from the throne, which builds on earlier commitments to...

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