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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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No Need to Subject Sault Taxpayers to Costly Labour Disputes

Sault Ste. Marie (Sept. 7, 2018) – A dispute between the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) over who should be recladding the Sault Civic Centre, underlines the urgent need to fix outdated provincial labour laws, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “This […]

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PCA Urges B.C. Government to Scrap New Rules for Building Public Projects

(July 26, 2018) – In an open letter to Premier Horgan the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) has joined business groups in calling on the premier to abandon his government’s “ill-advised and ill-conceived procurement model” for building public infrastructure in the province. The letter can be found here. PCA member companies employ thousands of […]

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PCA Congratulates New Ontario Government That is For The Taxpayers

(June 7, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes Ontario’s next premier Doug Ford, whose Progressive Conservative party has changed the province’s political landscape by winning a majority government in today’s Ontario election. Top priorities for PCA include fair and open tendering across Ontario and modernizing the skilled trades training and apprenticeship […]

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