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Jail Time and $50,000 in Fines for Illegal Electrical Work Done in Milton Homes

August 17, 2017

Court sends serious message to those who put public safety at risk.

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IBEW CCO Provides Feedback to Proposed New Trades Classification Review Process

August 9, 2017

IBEW CCO feedback to the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MAESD) on the new OCOT Trades Classification Review process.

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Our Recommendations About Apprenticeship System Reform

August 3, 2017

Read our full recommendations provided to the Government of Ontario about apprenticeship system reform.

Stefano Lucchesi

Make Railway Crossings Safer in Memory of Stefano

July 28, 2017

IBEW Local 353 apprentice Stefano Lucchesi was killed at a railway crossing with no crossing gate. Please sign our petition to make it safer.

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Results of IBEW Local Elections in June

June 19, 2017

In June 2017, many IBEW locals are holding elections. Here is a list, with winning candidate names posted as they are announced.

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Apprenticeship Reform Consultations Underway

June 16, 2017

An overview of the issues brought up at the Ontario MAESD apprenticeship reform consultations, now underway and finishing July 25.

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New Ontario College of Trades Enforcement Regime Now In Place

June 12, 2017

The new OCOT Compliance and Enforcement policy now has specified penalties in dollar amounts for notices of contravention.

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OCOT Affirms Importance of Enforcement in the New Compliance and Enforcement Policy

May 23, 2017

IBEW CCO Executive Chairman James Barry’s report on the new OCOT Compliance and Enforcement Policy he helped draft.

Canadian Building Trades Monument, Major's Hill Park, Ottawa

Monument to Canada’s Building Trades Unveiled at Major’s Hill Park

May 18, 2017

Highlights from the unveiling of the CBTU monument in Ottawa on May 16.

Marion Brown CBTU Song Contest Winner

Marion Brown Wins CBTU Song Contest

May 10, 2017

Marion will be singing “Standing Together” at the unveiling of the monument May 16.

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