Guest Speakers

BuildTogether Women of the Building Trades

Lindsay Amundsen

Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Government Relations Manager

Donald Arseneault

Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Monday Evening Moderator
Member of Parliament

Daniel Blaikie, M.P.

Elmwood—Transcona, Manitoba
Tuesday Morning Speaker
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Peter Blecher

Starseed Medicinal Inc.
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
CEO

Andy Calitz

LNG Canada
Wednesday Afternoon Speaker
Member of Parliament

Hon. Francois-Philippe Champagne, M.P.

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Regional Director, Ethics Services

Dr. Timothy Christie

Horizon Health Network / Saint John Regional Hospital
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
Director of Canadian Affairs

Arlene Dunn

Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Monday Evening Speaker
Inclusion Manager

Lyle Daniels

Build Together Saskatchewan
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Secretary-Treasurer

Patrick Dillon

Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Wednesday Morning Moderator
Coordinator

Alec Farquhar

Asbestos Free Canada
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Managing Partner

Micah Field

Blakely + Dushenski Legal Counsel
Tuesday Afternoon Speaker
Ottawa Bureau Chief

Robert Fife

Globe and Mail
Wednesday Afternoon Panelist
President

Frank Graves

Ekos Research Associates
Tuesday Morning Speaker
Senior Medical Consultant, Medical Director

Dr. Allan Greenspoon

Wellington at Work / Hamilton Community Health Care
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Patty Hajdu

Monday Evening Speaker
Keynote Speaker / National Affairs Columnist

Chantal Hébert

The Toronto Star
Tuesday Morning Speaker
Government Relations Consultant / Senior Partner

Victor Henriquez

Quebec Building Trades / Public Stratégies et conseils
Wednesday Afternoon Panelist
Premier

Hon. Blaine Higgs

New Brunswick
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
Political Columnist

John Ivison

National Post
Wednesday Afternoon Panelist
Host

Don Martin

CTV Power Play
Wednesday Afternoon Moderator
President and Secretary-Treasurer

Sean McGarvey

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
Tuesday Morning Keynote
Community & Government Relations

Jason McMichael

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 108
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Deputy Chair

Frank McKenna

TD Bank Group
Tuesday Afternoon Moderator
Director Government & Community Relations

Adam Melnik

Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 95
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Senior Director, Policy and Innovation

Mike Moffatt

Smart Prosperity Institute
Wednesday Morning Speaker
President

Dave Paul

ARC Group
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
Director

Dan Pedrotty

Capital Strategies / North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Director Stakeholder Relations

Marc Arsenault

Ontario Ironworkers District Council
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Canadian Regional Director

Lionel Railton

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Leader

Hon. Andrew Scheer, M.P.

Conservative Party of Canada
Tuesday Morning Speaker
Canadian Government Affairs Director

Steve Schumann

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Monday Evening Panelist
Director

Ken Serviss

Allied Trades Assistance Program
Monday Evening Panelist
Executive Director

Tom Sigurdson

B.C.Y.T. Provincial Building Trades Council
Wednesday Afternoon Moderator
Leader

Hon. Jagmeet Singh

New Democratic Party of Canada
Tuesday Morning Speaker
Minister of Natural Resources

Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, M.P.

Government of Canada
Tuesday Afternoon Panelist
Founder and President

Peter Szecsodi

Union Rewards
Wednesday Morning Presenter
Vice President, Public Affairs

Jane Taber

NATIONAL
Wednesday Afternoon Panelist
Executive Director

Kevin Thomas

SHARE
Wednesday Morning Panelist
Prime Minister of Canada

The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.

Director of Communications

Kate Walsh

Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Executive Assistant to the International Vice President & Canadian Director of Government Relations

Matt Wayland

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Monday Evening Panelist
President

Hassan Yussuff

Canadian Labour Congress
Wednesday Morning Speaker
Political and Legislative Director

Ross Templeton

International Association of Ironworkers
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Director of Government Relations

Anthony Primerano

Labourers International Union of North America
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