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PCA Welcomes Ford Gov’t Plan to Renew Focus on the Skilled Trades in Schools

(March 15, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes today’s Ford government announcement to reform education curriculum and refocus on improving opportunities for students to pursue careers in the skilled trades. “We very much welcome the government’s announced plan to increase student and parent exposure to the skilled trades and promote the […]

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Coalition Urges B.C. Supreme Court to Strike Down Horgan Gov’t Public Infrastructure Rules

Vancouver (February 27, 2019) – The NDP government’s labour framework for building public infrastructure projects violates the rights of 85 percent of B.C.’s construction workforce and should be struck down, according to a coalition of British Columbia’s largest construction associations and progressive unions representing the vast majority of the province’s construction workforce. The legal proceedings […]

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PCA Urges Federal Gov’t to Endorse NEB Report and Get On With Building the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

(February 22, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies will be major constructors of the project, along with thousands of Alberta and B.C. construction workers, is pleased with the National Energy Board’s recommendation that the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project should proceed. The NEB reconsideration report concludes that the project […]

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B.C. Budget 2019: An Opportunity Wasted

(February 19, 2019) – The B.C. government continues to ramp up spending in Budget 2019 without providing good public value on its infrastructure investments, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies employ thousands of B.C. construction workers. “The Horgan government would have millions more for everything from hospitals and daycare […]

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B.C.’s CBA Sets New Low for Public Policy  

(February 14, 2019) – The Horgan government’s framework for building billions of dollars in public infrastructure projects is a resounding public policy failure, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). Today PCA took on the B.C. Building Trades Unions (BTUs) in a featured panel debate on restricted Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) at the […]

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PCA Applauds Ford Government’s Historic Tuition Fee Cut

Toronto (Jan. 17, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is commending the Ford government for reducing college and university tuition fees by ten percent across Ontario. “Every year, PCA surveys our members about the top challenges facing their businesses. And every year, finding top talent is ranked number one on the list. […]

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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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