Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

March 23, 2006 18:23 ET

Building Trades tells Finance Minister Duncan: we're ready to build

Ontario budget makes key investment in infrastructure projects that creates jobs and opportunity for youth Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2006) - The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario today announced its support for the Government's fiscal plan as outlined in the 2006 Ontario Budget.

"The budget outlined by Finance Minister Duncan is an investment in the services needed by the people of Ontario," said Patrick Dillon, Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario. "We need strategic investment in our aging infrastructure and for new infrastructure to meet future growth."

The budget announced several measures to increase infrastructure spending across the province. This includes a significant investment in mass transit, highways and hospitals. As the largest purchaser of construction, the government of Ontario plays a significant role in job creation in the province.

"This increase in infrastructure spending will not only make Ontario more competitive, it will also create many needed jobs in the construction industry," said Dillon. "Many more opportunities will be available for Ontario youth to get involved in the skilled trades through apprenticeship programs. This budget is very good news to Ontario's construction industry."

The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario is an umbrella organization representing over 100,000 unionized workers in Ontario's construction industry.
/For further information: Patrick Dillon
Business Manager
Secretary-Treasurer
416.679.8887 (office)
416.828.6617 (cell)

Alex Lolua
Director of Government Relations
416.679.8887 (office)
905.517.0371(cell)
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Contact Information

  • Alex Lolua, Director of Government Relations
    Primary Phone: 416-679-8887
    Secondary Phone: 905-517-0371