PCA Welcomes Manitoba Government’s Tax Relief Budget

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is encouraged by the Manitoba government’s 2018 budget that focuses on tax relief for hard working Manitobans, reducing the deficit by more than one-third, and supporting small businesses.

“We believe the Pallister government is on the right track,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. “Tax reductions will help our member companies stay competitive, create jobs and support the economy.”

Manitoba budget 2018 provides small businesses with a potential tax savings of up to $6,000 a year by altering the tax reduction to $500,000 from $450,000 starting Jan. 1, 2019. It also earmarks more than $1.4 billion for strategic infrastructure investments, and maximizes federal investments in Labour Market and Workforce Development, with funding of $75.86 million in 2018-19 for employee training and development programs.

“We also look forward to working with the Pallister government to keep Manitoba’s economy competitive through a fair and open tendering process,” added de Jong. “The government’s decision to end or eliminate the costly practice of Project Labour Agreements is another way of ensuring Manitobans are getting the fairness they deserve.”

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers across Canada, represented primarily by CLAC. PCA member companies are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada.

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