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PCA Urges Trudeau Government to Make Infrastructure and the Energy Economy Top Priorities

Edmonton (October 22, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major Canadian infrastructure projects, including pipelines, congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their federal election victory. “After a distracting and divisive campaign it’s time for Canadians to get back to building this country’s future,” said …

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PCA Announcement

PCA Announces Change in Ontario Leadership Toronto (October 7, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased to announce that Karen Renkema will assume the role as Vice-President, Ontario. “I’m delighted to take on a leading role with an organization that walks the talk, and truly is progressive and forward thinking,” said …

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Busted! PCA Campaign Calls Out Horgan Government’s Fake CBAs

Vancouver (Sept. 18th, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)whose member companies employ thousands of B.C. construction workers, today launched a public awareness campaign that calls out the Horgan government for introducing “fake” Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) on major infrastructure projects in B.C. “B.C. workers and communities will see few of the so-called …

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B.C. Supreme Court Clears Way for Challenge of Horgan Government’s Lopsided Labour Rules

Vancouver (July 23, 2019) – Today’s decision by the B.C. Supreme Court is a major step forward in the effort to protect the rights of the majority of the province’s construction workers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of construction workers across B.C. The B.C. Supreme Court …

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TDSB Snubs Students and Parents by Passing Up on Major Cost Savings

Toronto (July 2, 2019) – In a move that defies logic,the cash-strapped Toronto District School Board has blindly followed the lead of Toronto’s Mayor and City Council,by voting toopt out of Bill 66 and substantial savings, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). Instead, the school board has endorsed the continuation of a …

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PCA Celebrates the End of Hamilton’s Construction Labour Monopoly

Hamilton (June 26, 2019) – Member companies of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) are already gearing up to bid on local public projects, now that Hamilton City Council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of embracing Bill 66 and opening up construction work to all qualified companies and workers. “We’d like to extend our …

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LAWSUIT LAUNCHED AGAINST CITY OF TORONTO OVER CLOSED TENDERING

 LAWSUIT LAUNCHED AGAINST CITY OF TORONTO OVER CLOSED TENDERING Addition of LIUNA to city’s construction monopoly contravenes provincial and municipal laws —for immediate release— June 26, 2019 TORONTO—A lawsuit was filed today against the City of Toronto by CLAC, supported by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, and Merit Open Shop …

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Passage of Bills C-48 & C-69 Sends Hypocritical Signal

Edmonton (June 21, 2019) – Two bills passed by the Senate today will enshrine into law the Liberal government’s anti-resource development stand on future oil and gas development, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects, including pipelines. “There’s only one word for it, and that’s hypocritical,” …

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Toronto Council Puts Politics Ahead of Fiscal Responsibility with Open Tendering Decision

Toronto (June 19, 2019) – The Mayor and Toronto Council have let down local taxpayers and workers across the city, by opting out of Bill 66 and moreover by choosing to make a special deal with a select labour group that will raise the cost of city construction projects and bar most workers and companies …

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PCA Urges Federal Government to Put TMX Politics Aside

Edmonton (June 18, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies will be major builders of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project along with thousands of Alberta and B.C. construction workers, is urging the federal government to ensure nothing else stands in the way of this critically important project. “We’ll believe …

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