Vancouver (June 8, 2017) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased to support a campaign launched today advocating for the completion of BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy dam.
“There’s just too much at stake not to finish what was started,” said Paul de Jong, President of the PCA. “This is an important project that will support clean and renewable electricity for more than 100 years, contribute $3.2 billion to provincial GDP during its construction cycle alone, and provide thousands of BC jobs. Jeopardizing the livelihood of so many people across our communities is not the right thing to do.”
PCA represents employers who have approximately 1,000 workers at Site C, many of whom are BC tradespeople. PCA is proud to support the Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA) Get2Yes on Site C campaign. The two associations share a commitment to keep key infrastructure projects moving forward.
Last year PCA launched the Let’s Build It Campaign to help get some of Canada’s largest and most important energy and infrastructure projects built, including the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
“These are major projects that fuel the local and national economy and attract investment,” added de Jong. “The focus should be on building these projects and our economy and putting skilled people to work. Moving forward, not backwards.”
About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)
PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers across Canada, represented primarily by CLAC. PCA 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.
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