BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is celebrating Labour Day by recognizing the contribution of thousands of skilled construction workers, of all labour stripes, who’ve come together to build Canada.
According to the PCA, union, non-union and alternative union workers have built many of Canada's major infrastructure projects, from B.C.'s Sea-to-Skyway Highway and Port Mann Bridge to Alberta's oilsands and Ontario's Billy Bishop Airport collaboratively. The same approach is being used to build the Site C dam in B.C.
"Construction in Canada has changed dramatically over the past several decades and for the better," said Paul de Jong, president of the PCA, in a statement. "We're seeing megaprojects built by skilled workers with diverse labour backgrounds. It's an approach that's inclusive and fiscally responsible."