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PCA WELCOMES NEW MANITOBA GOV’T AND COMMITMENT TO OPEN TENDERING

EDMONTON, Apr 20, 2016 – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) today welcomed Brian Pallister as Premier of Manitoba, the first new government in Manitoba since Gary Doer first won in 1999. “We think Premier Pallister will bring great leadership to Manitoba,” said PCA President Paul de Jong.  “Not the least of which is his …

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PCA Welcomes Infrastructure and Training Investment in 2016 BC Budget

EDMONTON, Feb. 17, 2016 – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) today welcomed the 2016 BC provincial budget, the fourth straight balanced budget in British Columbia. “Our members understand the value of fiscal control,” said PCA President Paul de Jong.  “A company’s success depends on it, and we congratulate the Government of BC on this …

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PCA Welcomes Focus on Infrastructure in Federal Speech from the Throne

EDMONTON, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) today welcomed the new federal government’s focus on infrastructure in the Speech from the Throne. The Speech outlined key federal government priorities on infrastructure investment and Employment Insurance reform that will help strengthen the skilled trades sector. “PCA members will play a …

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Progressive Contractors Welcomes BC Hydro Announcement

VICTORIA, Nov. 26. 2015 /CNW/ – Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) President Paul de Jong today congratulated BC Hydro on selecting its preferred partner for the Site C project. “We have encouraged BC Hydro to take the ‘open managed site’ approach to this project and today they confirmed their commitment to ensuring that British …

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For PCA Constructor Community, the Dean Report is a Solid Step Forward

EDMONTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) see the recently released Dean Report, which provided recommendations to improve decision-making processes at the Ontario College of Trades and clarify its mandate, as a ‘solid step forward’. “The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada commends Tony Dean for taking a thoughtful, transparent …

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PCA Briefing: The Alberta NDP Government

On August 27 PCA leadership conduced a special in-depth briefing for PCA members on Alberta’s new NDP government.  The event was fully-subscribed, with over 40 members attending.  The purpose was to provide PCA members with an understanding of the new government’s players, how the labour picture might changed for PCA, likely NDP policy directions and …

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A Dramatic And Historic Change Of Government In Alberta

On May 5 Albertans chose to end a 43-year Progressive Conservative dynasty by electing a majority NDP government under Premier-elect Rachel Notley. “The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada congratulates Premier-Elect Notley on her decisive election result,” said PCA President Paul de Jong.  “We look forward to working with her government and we will seek positive …

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PCA applauds federal government for continued commitment to skilled trades and small business in Budget 2015

Ottawa, April 21, 2015 – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) today welcomed the federal government’s continued commitment to the skilled trades sector in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2015. EAP 2015 includes several initiatives that will strengthen Canada’s skilled trades training system, support small businesses, and create jobs in Canada’s construction industry and across …

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