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All Construction Workers Deserve a Chance to Work

Ontario is working on a comeback plan. The aim is to rebuild a workforce hollowed out by the pandemic. But before COVID-19 hit, the work world was already shifting underneath thousands of Ontario construction workers. Increasingly their opportunity to work on big public projects, especially in the City of Toronto, wasn’t based on merit or …

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Toronto Taken to Court Over Shady Construction Deal

Backroom Deal Costs City Taxpayers up to $90 Million Annually (Toronto, April 20, 2021) – When Toronto council approved a backroom deal that shut workers and companies out of city construction projects, and slapped taxpayers with higher construction costs, the move was illegal, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) which is supporting …

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Toronto Urged to Fix Budget Shortfall by Doing Nothing

Toronto (June 6, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), representing companies that employ thousands of skilled workers across Ontario, today urged Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee to follow the recommendations of the City Manager and do nothing in order to cover the City’s $87 million funding shortfall. “Toronto has a golden opportunity …

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PCA Calls on Toronto City Council to Save Millions and Imagine More

Toronto (June 4, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is launching it’s new Imagine More Toronto campaign, calling on Toronto city council to imagine more growth and services for the city. Toronto has an opportunity to save taxpayers millions of dollars in wasteful spending that could be invested in vital infrastructure like …

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PCA Welcomes BC Government Rethink on Labour Code Changes

Victoria (May 29, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of B.C. construction workers is pleased the BC Legislature has passed Labour Code amendments that will avert construction industry chaos this summer. “We’re relieved the Horgan government has been forced to back off of its intention to wreak …

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Industry and Government Must Do Their Part To Ensure LNG Canada Project Success

Vancouver (May 21, 2019) – This is an exciting day, as the Canada Gas & LNG Conference kicks off in Vancouver, marking the first time this event has been held since LNG Canada’s export facility was given the go-ahead. As more of these projects become a reality, all stakeholders of Canada’s LNG industry from proponents, …

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Alberta’s workers never asked for this political pipeline paralysis

Paul de Jong| Contributed to the Globe and Mail Published May 17, 2019 Paul de Jong is president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). It wasn’t that long ago that the federal Liberal government took ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, “to get it built in a timely fashion.” But now, …

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An Open Letter Re: 2019-20 Proposed Balanced Budget Plan

May 15, 2019   Toronto District School Board 5050 Yonge Street, North York, ON M2N 5N8   Open letter via email: director’soffice@tdsb.on.ca, trusteeservices@tdsb.on.ca   Re: 2019-20 Proposed Balanced Budget Plan Dear Dr. John Malloy and Trustees: As you consider how to make up for your budget shortfall, we’d like to bring to your attention a solution …

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