Mulcair’s oilsands message risks alienating union base

If his recent tour of the oilsands didn’t convince federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair about its importance to all of Canada, perhaps this will. The day after Mulcair’s oilsands tour, skilled trades unions – one of the NDP’s main constituencies – announced a partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) to make Canadians aware that the oil-sands is the nation’s largest employer of skilled trade workers.

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