Passage of Bills C-48 & C-69 Sends Hypocritical Signal
Edmonton (June 21, 2019) – Two bills passed by the
Senate today will enshrine into law the Liberal government’s anti-resource
development stand on future oil and gas development, according to the Progressive
Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major
infrastructure projects, including pipelines.
only one word for it, and that’s hypocritical,” said Paul de Jong, President of
the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). One day the government
re-approves the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project, and the next it
passes legislation making future resource development more difficult and
complex. These mixed signals seem to be an unfortunate sign of the times.”
C-69 adds another lay of politicking and uncertainty to the approval process by
allowing a minister to extend or suspend project timelines. Bill C-48 limits
Canada’s export capacity by banning oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric
tonnes of crude oil from stopping at ports along B.C.’s north coast.
the goal is to drive away jobs and investment and bog down the approval
process, these two pieces of legislation will succeed big time,” added de Jong.
“It’s not that hard to connect the dots and conclude that the federal
government lacks the political gumption and backbone to get key resource
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)
With offices in BC, Alberta and Ontario, PCA is
the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry.
Our member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural
resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders
in infrastructure construction across Canada. PCA member companies employ more
than 25,000 skilled construction workers in Canada, represented primarily by
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