The TCBN and Canada Building Trades Unions (CBTU) hosted a Community Benefits Day on the Hill in Ottawa on March 20th to meet with Senators about Federal Community Benefits Bill C-344.
Our sincere thanks to Senator Ratna Omidvar, Independant Senator (Ontario) for tabling and championing Bill C-344 at the Senate. You can see Senator Ratna Omidvar's December speech here
The Senators found it very helpful to understand community benefits from the perspective of people with lived experience who are organizing, advocating and benefiting from large infrastructure projects in Toronto.
Sadly, we are very concerned that the bill is being held up (procedural) in Second Reading at the Senate. We need your help in urging Senators to move Bill C-344 to committee.
Buy Social Canada, a member of the TCBN, has developed an email petition to send a pre-generated advocacy message to your local Senator.