Do you support forcing the Canucks to play with half of their own players while having the other half assigned to them at game time?

We suspect few would agree to such a proposal, yet that’s exactly what the B.C. Government is asking construction companies to do under its Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).

Paul de Jong, president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA), explores this, and other issues with the CBA, in a recent op-ed article he authored for the Journal of Commerce. Read Separating fact from fake on the B.C government’s infrastructure deal. PCA together with VRCA is part of a group that filed a petition in the B.C. Supreme Court Aug. 27 asking that the NDP government’s Building Trades union-only hiring model for public infrastructure projects be struck down.

De Jong penned a similar piece that ran in the Vancouver Sun last week. Read B.C.’s community benefits deals nothing to brag about.