PCA Congratulates Alberta’s Next Premier Jason Kenney

(Edmonton, April 16, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies are leaders in infrastructure and pipeline construction across the province, congratulates premier-elect Jason Kenney and the successful United Conservative Party candidates who will form the next government after tonight’s victory in Alberta’s provincial election.

“We’d like to extend our wholehearted congratulations to Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “This is the party with the right policy and approach to get Alberta’s struggling economy back on track.”

PCA is a pro-business organization that supports the UCP’s pledge to cut corporate taxes, reduce regulatory red tax and spur energy investment by speeding up approvals, unblocking gas shipments and supporting LNG exports.

“We believe Alberta’s energy sector now has a strong defender who will unapologetically stand up for Alberta’s interests,” added de Jong. “Major projects that are critical to Alberta’s economy, including Trans Mountain expansion, have been in slow motion for too long.”

PCA looks forward to working with the Kenney government to get key projects built and generating jobs that will benefit Albertans and all Canadians.

“And we at PCA are particularly excited about the UCP’s “Skills for Jobs” platform commitment that will elevate the profile of trades training in this province and provide innovative paths to building the skilled workforce of tomorrow.”

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

With its head office in Alberta, and offices in BC, 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 Alberta and British Columbia and are leaders in infrastructure and pipeline 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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