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Groundbreaking Open Construction Tendering Legislation Delivers Fairness to Workers, Taxpayers and Employers

Toronto (December 6, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is applauding the Ford government’s ‘Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act’ that will restore fairness to Ontario construction workers, employers and taxpayers and allow all municipalities in the province to maximize their infrastructure investments. “This groundbreaking legislation is a giant step forward in treating taxpayers, […]

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Community Benefit Agreements Must be Done Right PCA Urges Alberta MLAs

Edmonton (November 27, 2018) – As the Alberta government lays the groundwork to begin building public infrastructure projects through Community Benefit Agreements, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is urging all MLAs during today’s Alberta Lobby Day to ensure the procurement process is fair for all Alberta taxpayers and workers. “Community Benefit Agreements can […]

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PCA Praises Ford Gov’t Plan to Break Down Resource Development & Skilled Trades Barriers

Toronto (November 15, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) commends the Ford government for its resolve to kick start development of the Ring of Fire and reform the skilled trades system. Both priorities were outlined today in the government’s first Fall Economic Statement. “We’re very pleased this government recognizes the enormous economic […]

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Coalition of B.C. Unions, Companies and Workers Denounce NDP’s Exclusionary CBAs

Victoria (Oct. 30, 2018) – Labour unions, workers and industry groups including the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), CLAC and Canada Works, the Council of Progressive Canadian Unions have come together in a united effort to roll back the NDP government’s backroom infrastructure deal. The new framework tramples on worker rights and forces taxpayers […]

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PCA Celebrates Revival of Canada’s LNG Industry with Approval of Megaproject

(October 2, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major energy and natural resource projects is delighted that LNG Canada is moving ahead with its multibillion-dollar project in Kitimat, B.C. “This is a megaproject whose time has finally come,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association […]

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Major WSIB Rate Cut Welcome News for Ontario Construction Contractors

Toronto (Sept. 26, 2018) – A major premium rate reduction announced today by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is welcome relief for Ontario’s construction employers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), which represents contractors across the province. “An approximately 35 percent premium reduction for construction translates into millions in savings […]

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PCA Fears Alberta About to Follow B.C.’s Lead with New Infrastructure Rules

Edmonton (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies build major infrastructure projects across the province, today expressed its concerns about the Notley government’s plan to begin implementing Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) for infrastructure builds across the province. “Given the fragile state of our economy, the last thing Albertans […]

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Industry Voices Op-Ed: Who really benefits from B.C.’s public infrastructure rules?

Earlier this summer, the B.C. government laid out the rules for building billions of dollars-worth of public infrastructure across the province. Future projects are to be built using a framework that’s supposed to boost apprenticeships, promote local hiring and help youth and underrepresented groups get the first crack at good paying construction jobs. But anyone […]

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