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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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Journal of Commerce – Plenty of opportunities in federal budget, says PCA

This article originally appeared online in the Journal Of Commerce Mar 30, 2016 (retrieved at: http://journalofcommerce.com/Associations/News/2016/3/Plenty-of-opportunities-in-federal-budget-says-PCA-1014613W/ on March 31, 2016)  Plenty of opportunities in federal budget, says PCA – by Don Wall Like many other construction stakeholders parsing the federal budget after it was unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) …

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Labour Relations Collaboration

This article originally appeared in the Canadian Design and Construction Report (retrieved on March 16th here: http://www.cadcr.com/clac-and-pca-develop-collaborative-and-flexible-model-for-construction-industry-labour-relations/)  CLAC and PCA develop collaborative and flexible model for construction industry labour relations On March 4, 2016 Two co-operating union and employer associations believe there is a third option for construction industry labour/management relationships: avoiding the jurisdictional rigidity and …

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A Better Way For Toronto To Stretch Its Infrastructure Dollars

This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post (retrieved at http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/8938196 on March 15, 2016) By Paul de Jong Nobody envies Toronto Mayor John Tory’s latest challenge: making Toronto’s $23 billion capital budget shortfall disappear. Any moderately informed observer understands that this will inevitably involve increased taxpayer pain. Among proposed measures Tory has suggested, is a …

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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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PCA Golf Classic 2015

Last Friday, PCA held another successful Golf Tournament at Sturgeon Valley Golf Club in St Albert, AB.  We had great weather, great fun and lots of laughs!  Click here to see a few photos that show how much fun was had by all.