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All Construction Workers Deserve a Chance to Work

Ontario is working on a comeback plan. The aim is to rebuild a workforce hollowed out by the pandemic. But before COVID-19 hit, the work world was already shifting underneath thousands of Ontario construction workers. Increasingly their opportunity to work on big public projects, especially in the City of Toronto, wasn’t based on merit or …

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All Workers Should Have Chance to Build Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

(Ottawa, July 26, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada is urging Ottawa Hospital and the province to give ALL qualified construction workers the chance to help build the new Civic Campus. “While we’re delighted the new campus will help meet the community’s growing health …

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New Report an Important Contribution to Discussion of CBAs in Canada

Are their flaws too numerous to overcome? (Vancouver, July 15, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomes “Community Benefits Agreements: Toward a Fair, Open and Inclusive Framework for Canada,” an in-depth analysis of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs)” by Cardus, a leading Canadian think tank. It examines the genesis of the concept, provides …

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PCA Applauds Government Support for CLAC Training Program

Mississauga (July 7, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased the Ontario government is supporting a new CLAC online Supervisor Micro-Certification Program aimed at expanding skills and opportunities for those in construction leadership roles. PCA was on hand today as Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development was joined …

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PCA Statement on Hamilton LRT Project

(May 13, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose members build major infrastructure projects across Canada, is hopeful its local companies and workers will have an opportunity to build Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit project, announced today by the federal and provincial governments. “This project is fantastic news for Hamilton, its economy and …

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Toronto Taken to Court Over Shady Construction Deal

Backroom Deal Costs City Taxpayers up to $90 Million Annually (Toronto, April 20, 2021) – When Toronto council approved a backroom deal that shut workers and companies out of city construction projects, and slapped taxpayers with higher construction costs, the move was illegal, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) which is supporting …

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PCA Applauds Efforts to Restore Balance to Alberta’s Labour Laws

Edmonton, (November 5, 2020) – Amendments introduced today to Alberta’s labour laws will help to reset the balance between the rights of workers and employers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects and employ thousands of Alberta construction workers.   “These proposed changes will reduce red …

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