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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 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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B.C. Gov’t Plays Favourites with Proposed Labour Code Changes

Victoria (May 3, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of B.C. construction workers has significant concerns with the Horgan government’s proposed Labour Code changes. While PCA is pleased that the government has retained the secret ballot for certification, the introduction of annual summertime open periods for the […]

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Ford Government Unveils Plan for Modern, Dynamic Skills Training and Apprenticeship System in 2019 Ontario Budget

Toronto (April 11, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes the Ford government’s plan for a “modernized, client-focused” apprenticeship and skilled trades training system, outlined today in its 2019 Budget. The ground-breaking plan includes initiatives to transform the governance and delivery of Ontario’s apprenticeship system, and a bold vision to enable more […]

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Passage of Bill 66 A Major Milestone for Fair and Open Construction Tendering in Ontario

Toronto (April 2, 2019) – The passage today of Bill 66, ‘Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act’, marks a significant step forward for fair and open construction tendering in Ontario, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). The legislation opens up a competitive construction market, where all Ontario workers, businesses and public entities are treated […]

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PCA Applauds Jason Kenney Plan to Boost the Skilled Trades

Edmonton (March 26, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ skilled trades workers across Alberta, is delighted by UCP leader Jason Kenney’s 13-point “Job Skills for Alberta’s Economy” plan that’s aimed at expanding skills training and vocational education and promoting the value of skilled trades careers. “This is the […]

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Federal Budget Includes Few Benefits for Construction Industry

(March 18, 2019) – Although the Federal Liberal government’s fourth and final budget tabled today before the fall election includes $23 billion in new spending across more than 100 areas, there are few benefits for Canada’s construction industry, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “This is clearly a pre-election budget, with priorities […]

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