September 21, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Let’s Build Canada congratulates the Liberal Party and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on winning the most seats in this election.
This campaign period, Let’s Build Canada advocated for workers’ issues and called on all political parties to commit to supporting Canada’s workforce. This election marked the first time in a generation that we saw all three major parties make a concerted effort to support unionized workers and make commitments that would better their lives.
We were pleased to see the Liberal Party – and other parties – commit to introducing a Labour Mobility Tax Credit to allow workers in the building and construction trades to deduct up to $4,000 in eligible travel and temporary relocation expenses giving them a tax credit of up to $600 a year. Let’s Build Canada and our members look forward to working with the government and opposition parties to implement legislation to make this commitment a reality in the upcoming parliamentary session. We further look forward to working with the government on issues such as a Just Transition for energy workers, improving Employment Insurance, and programs that support unions and apprenticeships.
We congratulate all candidates that ran and championed progressive issues. We look forward to working with Members of Parliament from all parties to introduce policies and legislations that will support Canada’s workforce.
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Let’s Build Canada is a coalition of building trade and construction unions representing workers from thousands of communities, large and small, in every province and territory. Our members are the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT); Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART); International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA); and Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). Visit us online at www.letsbuildcanada.ca to learn more.
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For additional information or media inquiries please contact:
Matt Wayland, Director, Let’s Build Canada
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