Carpenters’ file conflict of interest allegations related to Bill 66 against Waterloo councillor

The CDCO filed an application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice March 4 alleging a breach of Municipal Conflict of Interest obligations by Waterloo Regional Councillor Michael Harris. In mid-January, Harris introduced a motion in council to have the Region of Waterloo support Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act,...

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Carpenters’ make $1 million donation to SickKids

The Carpenters’ Union and the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario recently helped children and their families by donating $1 million to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. “Over the years there has been a strong bond between The Hospital for Sick Children and the Carpenters’ Union,” states a release....

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Lake Huron Learning Centre Sold

The Lake Huron Learning Centre at 385 Queen Street in Kincardine–the former Westario building–is being sold to the Carpenters Union Local 2222. The sale of the property, which is owned by Kincardine, was approved by council on June 20th. Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie says the deal will put $750,000 into...

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Merit matters on the jobsite, not skin colour

The 47th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) held in Orlando, Fla. recently saw the largest turnout ever of delegates from Ontario. Among the Canucks, five were from Carpenters’ Local 27 in Toronto, including business representative Chris Campbell. It was his first time at the event...

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