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Trades Talk podcast Episode 3: Advocacy Panel

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Behind the scenes, trade associations are consistently working with the various levels of the Canadian government to ensure that the interests of the mechanical trades are met. Ken Lancastle, chief operating officer with the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, and Ralph Suppa, president and general manager with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, discuss the latest advocacy work that has been done on the behalf of their members.

“These are not just jobs,” says Lancastle. “We are trying to tell Canadians, new Canadians and underrepresented groups that joining the skilled trades is a career; it is a career that you can be proud of and it is a career that you can build. There is a lot of opportunity available.”

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