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Poll finds British Columbians oppose restrictive labour agreements

77 per cent of decided respondents oppose restrictive labour agreements Vancouver (April 4, 2018) – Upcoming critical public infrastructure projects such as the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project could cost B.C. taxpayers billions of dollars more than they need to and prove politically costly if they are not handled properly. A poll out today finds British […]

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Ontario’s Big Ticket Spending Budget Begs Questions

Toronto (March 28, 2018)  – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes the Ontario government’s continued commitment to rebuilding infrastructure and supporting apprenticeship programs. However, PCA recognizes the hard reality: taxpayers and businesses will eventually have to cover a $6.7 billion deficit, and $20 billion plus in new spending. “The Liberal government has found […]

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PCA Encourages Alberta Government to Get Key Projects Built

PCA Encourages Alberta Government to Get Key Projects Built  (Edmonton, March 22, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) encourages the Alberta government to redouble its efforts to support completion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project without further delay. In its 2018 Budget, the Alberta government announced its resolve to move this […]

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“Do no harm” – little change needed for BC’s Labour Laws

Vancouver (March 20, 2018) – The province’s Labour Relations Code is already working in the best interests of British Columbians and little change should be contemplated, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of BC workers. “BC has benefited from years of labour peace and a diverse pool of […]

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PCA Welcomes Manitoba Government’s Tax Relief Budget

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is encouraged by the Manitoba government’s 2018 budget that focuses on tax relief for hard working Manitobans, reducing the deficit by more than one-third, and supporting small businesses. “We believe the Pallister government is on the right track,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association […]

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Federal Budget 2018 Ignores Economic Fundamentals

Ottawa (February 27, 2018) – While Federal Budget 2018 includes new initiatives to help build Canada’s skilled construction workforce, it’s troubling that the focus has shifted away from infrastructure investment and natural resource development, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “Given Canada’s infrastructure deficit and lagging natural resource sector, investing in these […]

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