I’m Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). I’m an active supporter of the skilled construction trades and strong promoter of a Canadian construction industry that’s fair and open.
What began as a summer job in construction has led to a life long career in the industry. For more than 25 years I’ve taken a leading role in labour relations, government relations, strategic management, training, and legal issues. I’ve served on a number of boards, including the Alberta Labour Relations Board, CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund, the Alberta Construction Safety Association and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta Respect in the Workplace Committee.
What keeps me awake at night? This blog is my opportunity to put those thoughts to paper on the issues and policies that are changing and shaping Canada’s construction industry. Sometimes those policies are worth commending. But when they’re not, we have a collective responsibility to speak up, speak out, raise awareness and hopefully drive change.
That’s what this blog is all about.