Progressively unionized construction employers applaud federal
government for approving a project that will create jobs and transform
EDMONTON, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Progressive Contractors Association
of Canada (PCA) welcomed today's approval of the Northern Gateway
Pipeline by the federal government.
Paul de Jong, President, issued the following statement in reaction to
"PCA supports the federal government's decision to approve the Northern
Gateway Pipeline, incorporating the 209 conditions outlined by the
National Energy Board. PCA's member companies recognize the
relationship between responsible development of our natural resources
and Canada's future prosperity and security.
This project will have a positive impact on Canada's labour force and
will create new skilled jobs each step of the way - jobs for making the
equipment to build the pipeline, jobs for building the pipeline, and
jobs to produce the oil that will flow through the pipeline. It will
also attract new investment in our energy and natural resources sector.
PCA supports the recommendations put in place by the National Energy
Board and approved by the federal government. These conditions will
ensure the safety of local communities, mitigate environmental impacts,
and take into consideration the needs and views of the affected
communities, First Nations in particular.
There is still a long path ahead for the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
Today's decision by the federal government is a necessary step along
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. 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's goal is to ensure that Canada has a fair and open construction
industry, cooperative labour relations, and a robust, inclusive and
highly-capable workforce. PCA believes in open competition in which no
sector is given artificial and unfair advantage over another on the
basis of union affiliation or lack thereof.
SOURCE: Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
For further information:
Paul de Jong, firstname.lastname@example.org, (403) 620-3781