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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...

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B.C.’s “CBA” stands out for all the wrong reasons

Click here for the original post, which appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist. It’s a dubious distinction. A prominent Canadian think tank has just completed a major study of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) across the country, and they have come to a troubling,...

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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...

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PCA Welcomes Competition on Public Projects in Manitoba

(May 25, 2021) – It’s taken a long time to get here, but now, all Manitobans stand to benefit from the passage of Bill 13, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects across Canada....

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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...

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PCA Statement on Line 5

(Edmonton, May 12, 2021) – With a shutdown deadline set for today by the Governor of Michigan, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) stands by Line 5, its benefits, and the need to keep the pipeline operating. “Line 5 is an economic artery, the...

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PCA Welcomes Skilled Trades Legislation

Toronto (May 6, 2021) – Finally, the end of the Ontario College of Trades! The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), which has long been a vocal critic of OCOT, is delighted the province is taking a fresh start through Skilled Trades Ontario, a proposed...

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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...

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