PCA Applauds Alberta UCP’s Second Budget
(Edmonton, February 27, 2020)
– The Progressive
Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies employ
thousands of Alberta construction workers, supports the Alberta government’s 2020
budget, which focuses on key infrastructure projects to boost job creation and
drive economic growth.
“This is a
budget that puts the focus where it should be – on creating good, well-paying
Alberta jobs,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada. “We support efforts aimed at improving the province’s
business climate, getting spending under control and getting important
infrastructure projects built.”
2020 includes significant infrastructure investments in health care facilities,
schools and transportation networks. New projects worth an estimated $772
million over the next three years are aimed at creating as many as 3,000 new
jobs by 2022.
is highly supportive of the budget’s “New Jobs Blueprint” which earmarks $200 million
for research and innovation and attracting those with expertise in a variety of
areas including tech.
budget provides a great boost to Alberta’s construction industry,” added de
Jong. “It brings us one step closer to restoring Alberta’s reputation as a world leader in energy,
innovation and major infrastructure construction.”
About the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada (PCA)
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 CLAC.
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