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PCA Welcomes Skilled Trades Legislation

Toronto (May 6, 2021) – Finally, the end of the Ontario College of Trades! The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), which has long been a vocal critic of OCOT, is delighted the province is taking a fresh start through Skilled Trades Ontario, a proposed new crown agency aimed at making it easier for people […]

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Line 5 Would Benefit from Much Stronger Federal Cheering Section

(March 8, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies build major infrastructure projects, employing thousands of skilled construction workers, is urging the federal government to take a stronger stand on the Enbridge Line 5. “The federal government cannot afford to sit on the sidelines, while another North American pipeline is […]

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Cancelling Keystone XL Pipeline Sends Troubling Signal

(January 20, 2021) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), whose member companies build major infrastructure projects and employ thousands of Alberta and B.C. construction workers, is disappointed that U.S. President Joe Biden has put politics before reason in his decision to rescind the Keystone XL pipeline permit. “We’re disappointed that the new president […]

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PCA Expands Reach in Southwestern Ontario

Toronto (December 9, 2020) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is pleased to announce that it has joined two prominent business organizations: the London and Sarnia Chambers of Commerce. Both chambers lead initiatives aimed at improving the economic prosperity, vibrancy and diversity of their communities. “As PCA expands its footprint in Ontario communities, we want […]

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PCA Applauds Efforts to Restore Balance to Alberta’s Labour Laws

Edmonton, (November 5, 2020) – Amendments introduced today to Alberta’s labour laws will help to reset the balance between the rights of workers and employers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects and employ thousands of Alberta construction workers.   “These proposed changes will reduce red […]

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PCA and CLAC Campaign Shows Where Parties Stand on Workers’ Rights

Victoria (October 20, 2020) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) and its labour partner CLAC are putting the Horgan government’s costly and regressive CBA policy, front and centre in the B.C. election campaign through a grassroots campaign that makes it clear where each candidate stands. “There’s nothing fair or right about a government […]

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B.C.’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Crossed the Line in Imposing CBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver (July 16, 2020) – The NDP government’s labour rules for building key public projects infringe on the Charter rights of the vast majority of B.C.’s construction workers and are driving public infrastructure costs way up, according to a coalition of B.C.’s largest construction associations and progressive unions. Delays and cost overruns […]

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