B.C.’s CBA a Resounding Public Policy Failure

Vancouver (January 13, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies employ thousands of BC construction workers, takes on the BC Building Trades Unions (BTUs) in a featured panel debate on restricted Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) at the BUILDEX conference in Vancouver tomorrow.

“The Horgan government’s rules for building public infrastructure projects set a new low for public policy,” says Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “Claims of inclusion, fairness and training are nothing more than hyperbole that will result in fewer trained apprentices at a time when the province needs tens of thousands of new construction workers for major projects.”

What:   Panel debate on B.C.’s so-called Community Benefits Agreement (CBA)

Who:     Panelists include Paul de Jong, President, PCA

Chris Gardner, President, Independent Contractors and Business Association of BC

Chris Atchison, President, BC Construction Association (moderator)

When:   Thursday, February 14th, 2019, 2:30 p.m. ­- 3:30 p.m. 

Where:  BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place,

Room 223/224 

For further information, please contact:

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

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