As President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), Paul has over 25 years of experience in labour relations, government relations, strategic management, training, and legal issues. He has served on a variety of boards, including the CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund, the Alberta Construction Safety Association and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta Respect in the Workplace Committee. Paul is a member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
When plans for big infrastructure projects roll out, they should be guided by the basic principals of public procurement:competition, fairness and value.
Fairness and value for hardworking taxpayers should be the principles that guide procurement practices in every Canadian province and city.
03/06/2018 08:33 EST
As cities across Ontario try to squeeze out savings to expand public transit, something doesn't add up. Too many cities, including Toronto, are missing out on hundreds of millions in savings. That's because Ontario has a labour law loophole that's putting cities, companies and taxpayers at a huge disadvantage.
02/10/2017 10:53 EST
Graduation ceremonies are underway at high schools across the province, as students get set to take their skills to the next level. At 84 per cent, B.C.'s high school graduation rate has never been higher. While that's reason to celebrate, we should also be asking why the province's apprenticeship programs aren't achieving anywhere near the same success rates.
06/28/2016 02:54 EDT
There are ways of funding badly needed projects that are already at hand and don't involve squeezing the long-suffering taxpayer harder. Although it would take some political will, Toronto could realize millions in savings that would go a long way in addressing its budget shortfall.
01/08/2016 02:32 EST
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