imagebot-2In early 2017 Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) launched a national call in search of an original song or poem to celebrate Canadian tradesmen and tradeswomen. CBTU was thrilled with the quantity and quality of submissions received from across Canada, and was proud to select Standing Together by Marion Brown, as the winning song. Marion, who works at IBEW Local 804 and is a member of Teamsters Local 879 was invited to perform the song with her husband Robert at the unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Ottawa on May 16, 2017, before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and hundreds of CBTU members, apprentices and guests.