Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) hosted three representatives from the British Columbia government on a tour of Victoria Shipyard in an effort to showcase the shipyard’s capabilities and Boilermakers’ and other craft skills.
“Provincial government in British Columbia is working on a ‘made-in-B.C.’ shipbuilding strategy and views the shipyards as a key contributor to the economy of the province,” said IR Richard MacIntosh. “They are focused on helping the industry grow and create good family-supporting jobs.”
L-191 BM-ST Rob Taylor led the tour for Hon. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade; Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Andrew Mercier, Parliamentary Secretary of Skills Training, along with representatives of the Vancouver Island Metal Trades.