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Analysis: Saskatchewan 2016 Budget

On June 1, Saskatchewan Minister of Finance, Kevin Doherty, presented the Saskatchewan Party’s 2016 Budget. The Minister has referred to the new budget as a ‘bit tight’, referencing low oil and potash prices and costly natural disasters. Over the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Wall government will post a higher-than-forecasted deficit of $434 million, with a […]

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Analysis: Manitoba 2016 Budget

On May 31, Manitoba Minister of Finance, Cameron Friesen, presented the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Government’s 2016 Budget. The new budget has been referred to as a ‘hybrid budget’ and labeled as fiscally disciplined. The Minister plans to balance the over $1-billion dollar deficit Manitoba is currently facing over the next eight years. The Minister is […]

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Labour and Contractors Share Success Story of the Open Managed Site Model with BC Government

—for immediate release— May 3, 2016  Victoria, BC—CLAC and the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) join together to share with government ministers, MLAs, and senior staff about the virtues and benefits of the open managed site model (OMS). This model was used on some of BC’s largest civil infrastructure projects, such as the Port […]

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Op-Ed: Unleashing Alberta’s Productivity

Note: This article originally appeared in the Edmonton Journal on April 21, 2015 with the title “Radically Alter the Face of Construction” Unleashing Alberta’s Productivity Three “radical” ways Alberta’s construction industry can be part of the solution to the recent financial downturn By Paul de Jong Everyone in Alberta these days has a strong view […]

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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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Key Federal Ministers and top PCA issues for each

Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuck, Minister of Employment, Workforce and Labour • Apprenticeship and mandatory apprenticeship ratios • Temporary Foreign Workers • Skills training – including under-represented labour groups (ie. Aboriginals and women) Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship o Temporary Foreign workers o Matching labour supply with need of tomorrow Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, […]

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Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) awards ten scholarships

Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) awards ten scholarships EDMONTON, AB, Nov 10, 2015 – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) announced today the awarding of ten $1,000 scholarships to top young apprentices and students in the skilled trades. “PCA and our members are committed to the workforce of the future,” said PCA President Paul de Jong. “Without […]

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