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PCA Congratulates Alberta’s Next Premier Jason Kenney

(Edmonton, April 16, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies are leaders in infrastructure and pipeline construction across the province, congratulates premier-elect Jason Kenney and the successful United Conservative Party candidates who will form the next government after tonight’s victory in Alberta’s provincial election. “We’d like to extend our wholehearted […]

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Coalition Urges B.C. Supreme Court to Strike Down Horgan Gov’t Public Infrastructure Rules

Vancouver (February 27, 2019) – The NDP government’s labour framework for building public infrastructure projects violates the rights of 85 percent of B.C.’s construction workforce and should be struck down, according to a coalition of British Columbia’s largest construction associations and progressive unions representing the vast majority of the province’s construction workforce. The legal proceedings […]

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B.C.’s CBA Sets New Low for Public Policy  

(February 14, 2019) – The Horgan government’s framework for building billions of dollars in public infrastructure projects is a resounding public policy failure, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). Today PCA took on the B.C. Building Trades Unions (BTUs) in a featured panel debate on restricted Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) at the […]

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B.C.’s CBA a Resounding Public Policy Failure

Vancouver (January 13, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies employ thousands of BC construction workers, takes on the BC Building Trades Unions (BTUs) in a featured panel debate on restricted Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) at the BUILDEX conference in Vancouver tomorrow. “The Horgan government’s rules for building public infrastructure […]

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Sweetheart Deal is Sour for Workers, Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 25, 2019 VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government’s sweetheart deal with B.C.’s Building Trades Union cuts out 85 per cent of B.C.’s construction workforce, will cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and undermines opportunities for youth, women and Indigenous workers entering the industry, says a coalition of British Columbia’s largest construction associations […]

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PCA Applauds Ford Government’s “Open For Business” Announcement

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes the introduction of landmark legislation today that addresses needless regulatory hurdles facing both employers and employees in the construction sector. The ‘Making Ontario Open for Business Act’ immediately opens up opportunities for workers to join the skilled trades and find an apprenticeship. It also ensures thousands of […]

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Wasted! PCA Campaign Pushes Back on B.C. Government’s Infrastructure Rules #moneywellwasted

Vancouver (October 3, 2018) – The B.C. government’s plan to funnel billions of dollars in infrastructure projects to its union friends isn’t right or responsible, but it has earned the dubious distinction of ensuring public tax dollars are well wasted, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. Today, PCA launched an awareness campaign “moneywellwasted.ca” […]

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Court of Appeal Decision on Trans Mountain Project a Major Blow

(August 30, 2018) – Today’s Federal Court of Appeal decision that will result in a significant delay for the Trans Mountain expansion project is a huge disappointment according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies are involved in building the project. “This decision is a stunning setback for workers, their families, […]

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PCA Launches Court Challenge of B.C. Government’s Infrastructure Framework

(August 27, 2018) – The B.C. government’s new rules for building public infrastructure projects are a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of skilled workers across B.C. PCA has joined the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA), other […]

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The PCA Perspective: B.C. CBAs

PCA has been extremely active in the media since the announcement of the restrictive Community Benefit Agreement in British Columbia. You can find our online media coverage below: Industry divided on new community benefits agreement NDP launches new agreement for public projects Critics worry Horgan’s announcement will only benefit union members B.C. government to focus […]

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