Tell Your MP To Support Energy East

A friendly reminder to get members / office staff / neighbours, etc. to e-mail their MP in regards to Energy East. Let’s hit them with as many people as possible from all over the province.

The link below is easy and takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

The Energy East pipeline project is in danger of being cancelled. 

Energy East is a nation-building infrastructure project. It will create jobs and prosperity for middle-class Canadians. It will also get our energy resources to people around the world who in a recent survey, said if they had a choice, would pick oil and natural gas developed the Canadian way.

But the National Energy Board (NEB) has imposed another review on this critical pipeline project in what seems to be a never-ending regulatory process that threatens to keep Canadian energy infrastructure projects in eternal limbo.

We need to act NOW – send your MP a letter and tell them this project is good for Canada.

We only have 30 days to get our decision-makers to let the NEB know we don’t need another review and more delays.  That’s the length of time requested by TransCanada as it makes a decision on the future of Energy East.

As Energy Citizens, let’s stand up for jobs, billions of dollars for the Canadian economy, and oil and gas developed the Canadian way.

Please take two minutes to send a letter in support of the Energy East project.

Thank you.
Canada’s Energy Citizens

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Saint John, NB

We’re marking Labour Day with a free outdoor BBQ at Fisher Lakes Picnic Area in Rockwood Park on Monday, September 4. We hope you can join us for food, prizes, kids’ activities, skills demonstrations and more! Event starts at 11 a.m. Hope to see you there!

When: Monday, September 4, 2017; Event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until approximately 2 p.m
Where: Fisher Lakes Picnic Area, Rockwood Park, Saint John, NB
What: There will be a BBQ, giveaways, kids’ activities, prize draws, skills demonstrations, and much more!

We hope you can join us for this special Labour Day event!

Do you want to attend the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition and ACRC Picnic in Charlottetown?

If so, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council is holding a contest where you and a guest can win travel, accommodation, and a meal stipend to attend the 2017 NAC and participate in the ACRC Olde Tyme Union Picnic on August 26, 2017.

Here’s how it works: For every union meeting you attend (all regions) and program you participate in (Journeyman Leadership, Site Organizer, assisting union campaigns, etc.) you will earn one ballot in the draw. The more you participate, the more ballots you earn!

In addition, any member who filled out the recent ACRC Membership Survey will automatically get one ballot in the contest.

To help make the day a success, we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of four hours from each winner to assist with set up / tear down, event support, and other duties as assigned.

Up to forty (40) draws will take place across Atlantic Canada, proportional to membership numbers in each region.

Deadline for all ballots to be received is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 NAC, click here. Details on the ACRC Olde Tyme Picnics can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Get involved in your region and we hope to see you in Charlottetown in August!

For more information, please contact Director of Organizing Colin Keeping at 902-454-5100 or

Olde Tyme Union Picnics

With summer just around the corner, we are excited to announce a series of union picnics that will be held across Atlantic Canada.

These events are open to members, their family and friends, and the public. Along with a barbecue lunch, there will be giveaways, prizes, skills demonstrations, and much more.

Check the Events section in your Region for the picnic being held nearest you. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now!


Regional Council Elections

As a result of the elections that took place at last week’s Delegates’ Meeting in Halifax, we are pleased to introduce the new Executive Committee of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council:

President – Andrew Dawson
Vice President – Gordon Jacobs
Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Deb Romero
Executive Committee Member – Elvis Park
Executive Committee Member – Mike Drover
Trustee – Ivan Gedge
Trustee – Steve Thorne
Trustee – Scott Keeping
Conductor – Colin Keeping
Warden – Vaughn Purdy

On behalf of the newly-elected Executive, we would to extend our thanks to outgoing EST Gus Doyle and thank him for his years of service to the Council.

Labour Day

General ACRC ad for Labour DayOn September 5, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights & Allied Workers wishes to recognize the achievements of our members and workers everywhere to improve the communities in which they live. Labour Day is a time to honour the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country.

Please note ACRC offices will be closed on Labour Day Monday, reopening on Tuesday, September 6.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Muskrat Falls Job Notice | Muskrat Falls avis d’emploi

Astaldi is seeking journeypersons and apprentices who are experienced in Doka / Peri formwork and comfortable with climbing ladders, scaffolding, and working at heights of 150’+ to work on the Muskrat Falls project in NL. Resumes preferred. Please contact your local business representative or dispatcher for details.

Astaldi est à la recherche de compagnons et d’apprentis avec de l’expérience dans le domaine du travail de formes Doka / Peri,  et qui sont à l’aise à monter des échelles, des échafaudages, et travailler à des hauteurs de 150’ et plus,  sur le site du projet Muskrat Falls à Terre-Neuve. On demande de préférence des résumés. Prière de communiquer avec votre agent d’affaires au niveau local pour plus de renseignements.

Energy East Pipeline – Thank you for your support!

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended the rallies held in Saint John and Fredericton in support of the Energy East Pipeline! This is an important project for the province as it would provide opportunities at home for tradespeople in New Brunswick and stimulate growth in the local economy.

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Saint John

On Monday, August 8, 2016, hearings for the Energy East Pipeline will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre (1 Market Square, Saint John, NB).

The New Brunswick Building Trades is asking all Union members to attend to show their support for this much needed construction project. We ask that you arrive at 7 a.m. to ensure that supporters get in before the room is taken up by protesters of the project.

The hearings are open to the public, and family and friends are encouraged to attend. Let’s show the hearing committee and the government that this is an important project for the province.

Information Sheet – English Français


On Monday, August 15, 2016, a one-day rally for the Energy East Pipeline will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fredericton, NB (659 Queen St). If you are interested in attending and showing your support, please meet at the Crowne Plaza at 7:30 a.m.