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Northern Gateway and Building Trades Unions will protect environment

Collective agreements are economic documents that set out the price to be paid to purchase labour. For a consumer, a collective agreement is a very important document because it determines the cost of labour over the course of construction. It sets the price and allows that consumer to understand the costs that they are facing. Collective agreements can, but all too seldom, are used to achieve a number of important things for the community. The Northern Gateway Pipeline collective agreement is such a rare document. It is pitched to look at the future and ensure the economic participation of northern residents all along the right-of-way and at the terminus. It is about securing training and opportunities for the life of the operation of the pipeline and not for a couple of pipeline seasons. When Northern Gateway Pipelines sat down with Building Trades Unions to talk about how its pipeline project can best benefit workers, families, and communities it took a big step in the right direction for our economy and for our country.

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Northern Gateway and Building Trades Unions will protect environment

Collective agreements are economic documents that set out the price to be paid to purchase labour. For a consumer, a collective agreement is a very important document because it determines the cost of labour over the course of construction. It sets the price and allows that consumer to understand the costs that they are facing. Collective agreements can, but all too seldom, are used to achieve a number of important things for the community. The Northern Gateway Pipeline collective agreement is such a rare document. It is pitched to look at the future and ensure the economic participation of northern residents all along the right-of-way and at the terminus. It is about securing training and opportunities for the life of the operation of the pipeline and not for a couple of pipeline seasons. When Northern Gateway Pipelines sat down with Building Trades Unions to talk about how its pipeline project can best benefit workers, families, and communities it took a big step in the right direction for our economy and for our country.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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