PCA Urges Trudeau Government to Make Infrastructure and the Energy Economy Top Priorities

Edmonton (October 22, 2019) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major Canadian infrastructure projects, including pipelines, congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their federal election victory.

“After a distracting and divisive campaign it’s time for Canadians to get back to building this country’s future,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “We’re urging the Liberal government to demonstrate its commitment to ‘choosing forward’ by delivering quickly on its commitment to rebuild Canada’s ageing infrastructure across all regions.”

As builders of Canada’s energy economy, PCA and its construction employer members are calling for a renewed and urgent emphasis by ALL political parties to prioritize completion of the Trans Mountain Expansion project, which is crucial to Canada’s economy in the future. 

“With victory comes responsibility for this government to support our communities and good paying jobs by getting Canada’s pipelines and other major resource projects built without further delay,” added de Jong. “If there’s anything we’ve learned from this campaign, it’s the need for greater awareness about the contribution of Canada’s energy economy to this country’s welfare. Each year it generates over a hundred billion dollars annually to Canada’s GDP, and leads internationally with environmental and social advancements. That deserves recognition.”

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.

For further information, contact:

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

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