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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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B.C. Government’s Infrastructure and Community Benefits Agreement Bad for Taxpayers and Workers

Burnaby (July 16, 2018) – The B.C. government’s new landmark agreement for building public infrastructure projects raises serious concerns about value for tax dollars and fairness for the vast majority of B.C. construction companies and their workers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies employ thousands of skilled construction workers […]

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PCA Opposes Sale of Aecon to Foreign State-Owned Enterprise

Edmonton (February 8, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is urging the Federal Government not to approve the sale of Aecon to China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) “PCA is a strong advocate of fair and open construction tendering,” said Darrel Reid, VP Public Affairs of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada […]

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