PCA Encourages Alberta Government to Get Key Projects Built
(Edmonton, March 22, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) encourages the Alberta government to redouble its efforts to support completion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project without further delay. In its 2018 Budget, the Alberta government announced its resolve to move this critical project forward, together with Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement to lift the province’s GDP and get the budget back to balance by 2023.
“We welcome the Alberta’s government’s expressed support for getting these two crucial projects built,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. “The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is not only important to our members and our skilled workforce. We know the provincial and national economy depend on it.”
The Alberta budget titled “A Recovery Built to Last” forecasts an $8.8 billion deficit in fiscal year 2018-19, and lays out a plan to balance the budget by 2023. The budget includes $1.5 billion for roads, bridges and other key infrastructure along with investments to diversify the energy sector and train apprentices.
“All of our member companies understand the importance of balanced budgets and the sound financial planning required to get there,” added de Jong. “We look forward to the day when Alberta’s books are truly balanced and Albertans can participate fully in a vibrant and forward-looking economy.”
About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)
With offices in BC, Alberta 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 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.
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