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B.C.’s “CBA” stands out for all the wrong reasons

Click here for the original post, which appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist. It’s a dubious distinction. A prominent Canadian think tank has just completed a major study of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) across the country, and they have come to a troubling, but not so surprising conclusion: that the B.C. government’s labour framework for …

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All Workers Should Have Chance to Build Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

(Ottawa, July 26, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada is urging Ottawa Hospital and the province to give ALL qualified construction workers the chance to help build the new Civic Campus. “While we’re delighted the new campus will help meet the community’s growing health …

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New Report an Important Contribution to Discussion of CBAs in Canada

Are their flaws too numerous to overcome? (Vancouver, July 15, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes “Community Benefits Agreements: Toward a Fair, Open and Inclusive Framework for Canada,” an in-depth analysis of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs)” by Cardus, a leading Canadian think tank. It examines the genesis of the concept, provides …

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PCA Welcomes Competition on Public Projects in Manitoba

(May 25, 2021) – It’s taken a long time to get here, but now, all Manitobans stand to benefit from the passage of Bill 13, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects across Canada. “This legislation is about fairness,” said Paul de Jong, President of the …

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PCA Statement on Hamilton LRT Project

(May 13, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada, is hopeful its local companies and workers will have an opportunity to build Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit project, announced today by the federal and provincial governments. “This project is fantastic news for Hamilton, its economy and …

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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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Line 5 Would Benefit from Much Stronger Federal Cheering Section

(March 8, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies build major infrastructure projects, employing thousands of skilled construction workers, is urging the federal government to take a stronger stand on the Enbridge Line 5. “The federal government cannot afford to sit on the sidelines, while another North American pipeline is …

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