Construction workers built this country.
And we will need them to help rebuild the economy when this crisis is over.
In a time of a global pandemic and limited government funds, we all have a responsibility to hardworking Canadian taxpayers to ensure that every dollar the government spends goes as far as possible. Closed tendering means lost opportunities and wasted tax dollars.
Parliament Hill belongs to all Canadians and all Canadian workers and companies should have a shot at competing for this work. The Federal government needs to ensure rules are followed to allow fair and open bidding on these projects.
It is already an extremely difficult time for workers and companies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments should not be creating an unfair system for local contractors and their workers.
If the companies they work for aren’t even allowed to bid on construction projects that their tax dollars are paying for, how can their company compete and how can they stay employed?
If we don’t open up bidding on federal construction, many construction companies won’t survive. And thousands will lose their job forever.
We need to save those construction jobs so they will be there when we need them most.
We need to open bidding on federal work to all construction companies.