PCA Urges Ottawa To Show Some Backbone In Fight Over Trans Mountain Pipeline

(April 9, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is urging the Federal Government to quit promising and start proving it will do whatever it takes to get the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project built, and built now.

“It’s about time the Federal Government showed Canadians that it’s willing to act in the national interest,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “Rhetoric won’t save thousands of skilled jobs and billions in economic benefits that are at stake in communities along the pipeline. We need a government that’s willing to put lawbreakers in their place, once and for all.”

PCA has also been calling on the Horgan government to put politics aside and stop using stall tactics to derail the project.

“Elected officials at every level of government have a responsibility to British Columbians, Albertans and all Canadians to get this project built,” added de Jong. “We need assurances that the BC government will not be allowed to keep riding roughshod over Canada’s democratic, regulatory approvals process and rule of law.”

The future of the $7.4 billion project is uncertain after Kinder Morgan set a deadline of May 31st, to determine whether outstanding issues can be resolved and the project can proceed.

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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