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NDP labour critic visits Kitimat


NDP Labour Critic Matthew Green concluded a two-day tour of northwest BC by visiting Kitimat, where he and local MP Taylor Bachrach toured major industrial facilities and engaged with union representatives. Green, who was appointed as the NDP’s labour critic last month, focused his visit on discussing labour rights and federal initiatives including the new dental care program and proposed anti-scab legislation.

In Kitimat, the politicians toured the LNG Canada project and Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelter alongside representatives from the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). They also visited the Tamatik Status of Women’s new housing and daycare project.

“Our goal is nothing less than improving the material conditions of working Canadians who are being left behind,” said Green. “We’re living at a time when many are struggling while the biggest corporations are taking in record profits. That means we need to push back harder than ever to ensure basic fairness.”

Green said the tour is part of his nationwide effort to directly engage with workers and assess the local economic landscape to better support legislative developments in Parliament.

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