Archives

Paul de Jong: B.C.’s community benefits deals nothing to brag about

This Op-Ed was originally published in the Vancouver Sun. You can find the full post here. An upcoming conference on B.C.’s so-called Community Benefits Agreements is likely to raise more questions than answers about the Horgan government’s new framework for building public infrastructure. No doubt, attendees will proclaim this as a model whose time has […]

Read More…

Industry Voices Op-Ed: Who really benefits from B.C.’s public infrastructure rules?

Earlier this summer, the B.C. government laid out the rules for building billions of dollars-worth of public infrastructure across the province. Future projects are to be built using a framework that’s supposed to boost apprenticeships, promote local hiring and help youth and underrepresented groups get the first crack at good paying construction jobs. But anyone […]

Read More…

Paul de Jong: Taxpayer-funded projects should benefit all B.C., not select unions

When plans for big infrastructure projects roll out, they should be guided by the basic principals of public procurement:competition, fairness and value. This op-ed was published on May 3, 2018 for HuffPost Canada. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/paul-de-jong-/taxpayer-funded-projects-should-benefit-all-b-c-not-select-unions_a_23425583/ The B.C. government will soon be announcing how it plans to award contracts for billions of dollars in public construction work. Major infrastructure […]

Read More…

LTE: Building B.C. should be open to all qualified workers

It’s encouraging that Premier John Horgan believes that contracts to build taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects in B.C. should be awarded to the “best bids.”  While there are no details about what the criteria is, we know what it should be. Fair and open tendering, not union affiliation, should be the principals that guides public-procurement practices across […]

Read More…

Op-ed: Is B.C. truly “open for business”? A view from the construction sector

Premier Horgan campaigned on good jobs and a sustainable economy. The mantra was clear: “There will be thousands of good jobs with better wages in every corner of B.C. as we build a sustainable economy.” Now, as the minority NDP government settles into office, comes the inevitable question from the local business community and international […]

Read More…


Notice: Undefined variable: sidebar_pos in /nfs/c09/h05/mnt/136514/domains/pcac.ca/html/wp-content/themes/pcac-site/archive.php on line 91

Notice: Undefined variable: sidebar_pos in /nfs/c09/h05/mnt/136514/domains/pcac.ca/html/wp-content/themes/pcac-site/archive.php on line 91
Top