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 benefits of which cannot be easily dismissed,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “For more than six decades this pipeline has ensured energy security for Canada and the U.S. It’s proven to be a safe, affordable and reliable source of energy on both sides of the border. The reality is that there is no plan B if Line 5 is shut down.”

Enbridge maintains it has no plans to suspend pipeline operations. A court-ordered negotiation is underway between the company and State of Michigan.

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

With offices in BC, Alberta and Ontario, PCA has been a leading voice in construction for more than two decades. 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.

For further information, contact:

Danna O’Brien, Danna@obriencommunications.ca 416-500-0699

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