Solving Canada’s Fiscal Challenges
At all levels, governments in Canada are in the midst of profound fiscal challenges intensified by sizeable shifts in the country’s demographics.
In our industry, government policies have allowed for the creation of labour monopolies that exclude workers purely on the basis of union affiliation. These monopolies have driven up the cost of construction, thereby diminishing the number of projects that can be accomplished or adding to unsustainable public debts.
Because of these monopolies, PCA member companies have been restricted from bringing their progressive unionization model into major markets across Canada – such as the Maritimes, Quebec, Manitoba, municipalities in Ontario, and up until recently Saskatchewan.
The fiscal pressures on municipal, provincial and federal governments are an opportunity for change.
The PCA vision for fair and open construction competition is well-suited to help governments and the private sector meet Canada’s fiscal and economic challenges.