Progressively unionized construction employers support pipeline project that will create jobs and boost Canada's economy through increased market access for Canadian oil
TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed the National Energy Board announcement on the approval of the Enbridge Line 9B pipeline reversal.
Sean Reid, Vice President (Federal and Ontario), issued the following statement in reaction to the decision:
The National Energy Board's decision to approve the Enbridge Line 9B Reversal Project is in the best interest of Canadian construction firms and their workers. This project will create jobs and boost the national economy by increasing market access for Canadian oil.
Pipeline infrastructure and the continued development of Canada's oil industry are vital to the Canadian construction sector and our entire economy. As PCA's member companies can attest, the continued growth and prosperity of Canada's oil industry provides good paying jobs to highly skilled workers across a variety of trades and occupations. The decision is an important step forward to both protect and create jobs for many thousands of workers in Canada's construction industry.
The approval of the Line 9B Reversal Project was the right decision for Canada. With this approval, more Canadian oil will flow to Canadian refineries and to consumers in Ontario and Quebec. This will ensure we keep more oil revenue here in Canada, grow our economy and improve our standard of living. It is critical for Canadians to continue supporting vital energy projects that increase market access – at home and abroad - for our oil and gas resources.
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.
SOURCE: Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
For further information: Media inquiries: Sean Reid, [email protected], (289) 335-1181