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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.

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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