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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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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 […]

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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Union of North America (LIUNA) over who should be recladding the Sault Civic Centre, underlines the urgent need to fix outdated provincial labour laws, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA).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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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 […]

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