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BC dignitaries visit Victoria Shipyard

L to r: Robert Taylor, L-191 BM-ST, explains the fabrication shop at Victoria Shipyard to Hon. George Chow, Hon. Rob Fleming and MLA Andrew Mercier.

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.