PCA Applauds Federal Government Approval of Two Major Pipelines

Edmonton, Nov. 29, 2016 – A leading association of Canadian construction contractors is celebrating today’s approval of two key pipelines – Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion project and the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline system.

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “These pipelines are critical to our national economy, our members and our communities, especially in Western Canada where there’s now the promise of thousands of new construction, maintenance, and operations jobs for skilled workers.”

Earlier this year, PCA launched the “Let’s Build It” campaign aimed at raising awareness about the importance of getting some of Canada’s largest and most important infrastructure projects built, including the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines.

“Canada’s economy and global competitiveness depends on these projects,” added de Jong. “They’ll allow us to export crude oil beyond the US to overseas markets. The potential for investment is huge and so is the benefit to Canadians.”

PCA has developed strong partnerships with industry stakeholders who share its goal of getting critical infrastructure projects built in a safe, responsible way.

For more about “Let’s build it” visit: www.pcac.ca/action

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers across Canada, represented primarily by CLAC. PCA member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in BC and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada.

For further information or media enquires please contact:

Mike Martens, Director of Public Affairs at mmartens@pcac.ca or (403) 200-7598.


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