26 06, 2020

CBA legal challenge heads to B.C. Court of Appeal

By |June 26th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement|

The construction industry partners challenging B.C.’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) will be in court July 16 and 17 to appeal the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that stalled the judicial review last February. The B.C. Court of Appeal will be asked to overturn Supreme Court Justice Christopher Giaschi’s decision striking portions of the petition for [...]

2 03, 2020

CBA update – BCIB publishes updated FAQ

By |March 2nd, 2020|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

Contractors wanting to understand how B.C.’s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) will be applied may find the answers they need in an updated Contractor & Subcontractor Q and A document produced by B.C. Infrastructure Benefits Inc. (BCIB). The updated Q&A, which was posted recently to a redesigned BCIB website, provides answers to several questions VRCA [...]

22 11, 2019

VRCA attends rally demanding government stops the CBA roll-out

By |November 22nd, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) joined industry representatives and progressive labour unions at the B.C. legislature on November 19 to demand the provincial government stop the roll-out of its prescriptive and regressive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), introduced in July 2018. “Our industry is deeply offended at the lack of industry engagement that took [...]

21 10, 2019

Community Benefits Agreement and regional advocacy the focus at November Division meetings

By |October 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, General Contractors, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Trade Contractors|

The provincial government policy requiring key infrastructure projects to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) framework continues to be one of the top issues worrying B.C.’s construction industry. Join us at Division meetings in November to get an update on: The legal challenge to the CBA brought by VRCA and its industry [...]

21 01, 2019

Separating fact from fake on the B.C government’s infrastructure deal

By |January 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

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 [...]

19 11, 2018

BCCA shares BCIB’s responses regarding the Community Benefits Agreement

By |November 19th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement|

There are many questions about the Community Benefits Agreement that can’t be answered by reading the agreement itself. Some, but not all, of the questions were answered during a recent meeting between the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) and BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB). Based on member feedback at the Oct. 17 Division meeting, VRCA compiled [...]

22 10, 2018

Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?

By |October 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, Events, In The News|

VRCA and Mierau Contractors Ltd. are co-sponsoring the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce November luncheon Nov. 1. The topic is: "Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?" The guest speaker will be Ken Baerg, executive director of Canada Works. Baerg is a seasoned labour relations strategist and practitioner who is passionate about supporting sustainable and [...]

1 10, 2018

VRCA launches advocacy section on its website

By |October 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

As British Columbia’s oldest and largest regional construction association, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional services providers who operate in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction industry in the Lower Mainland. As such, VRCA publicly takes positions and speaks out on business issues [...]

13 08, 2018

BCCA launches letter campaign to fight Community Benefits Agreement

By |August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

The BC Construction Association (BCCA), on behalf of the four regional construction associations, has launched a letter-writing campaign against the Community Benefits Agreement for key infrastructure projects in B.C. Trades people and owners of construction companies are encouraged to sign a pre-drafted letter that will be sent to B.C. Premier John Horgan explaining why [...]