A B.C. construction association is heating up the rhetoric around already controversial public infrastructure agreements.
The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is calling out the B.C. government for what it calls “fake” community benefits agreements (CBAs) used on major infrastructure projects in the province.
“Across Canada, governments at a variety of levels are looking at ways through social procurement to express benefits where infrastructure is being built. It’s not a new idea, but here in B.C. the method being used is a fake CBA. There are real ones, but this isn’t it,” PCA president Paul de Jong said.
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