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west. This quintessential venue will provide an ideal setting for high level business sessions, keynote speakers,
opportunities to network and room to roam leisure activities that suite your style. A one-of-a-kind spa, hike the
Rocky Mountains, executive level golf, hot pools, mountain biking, mountain top yoga and so much more. At the
very cusp of the Banff Park's high season, this will be a
must-attend conference.

Prompt Payment
In 2014, ten provincial trade associations formed the
Alberta Trade Contractors Coalition (ATCC) with the primary goal of driving prompt payment legislation. Today,
that goal seems as elusive as ever. The Alberta Construction
Association continues to stand by its belief, unique in Canada,
that prompt payment can be achieved through the adoption
of best practices and protocols. Playing into this position,
Alberta Infrastructure has adopted prompt payment protocols for all their infrastructure contacts. These contracts
represent less than 5 per cent of the annual dollars spent
in the industry and have zero impact on the private sector.
The current government has indicated they are aware of

the issue, they are studying the issue, but they are unable
or unwilling to reveal their position or intent. On a positive
note, ATCC has used its time and resources to address
other contractor irritants and, despite not being able to
shorten payment times, we are driving forward on other
contractor issues.

Gold Standard Service Contractor Program
Throughout 2017, the MCA Alberta Gold Standard
Service Contractor Program gained traction. We currently
have four companies with their Gold Standard designation and eight additional companies with applications in
progress. There are also about 80 service technicians who
have started the process toward becoming Gold Standard
certified with approximately 35 technicians achieving their
certification. MCA Alberta has been offering monthly product specific training seminars targeting the service techs.
Most of these early evening programs are sold out with
days and technician evaluations are very positive. MCA
Alberta is seeking to have a critical mass of 15 Gold Standard
Service Contractors by May 2018 to ensure they can meet
market demand.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2018

Message from MCA Canada
Message from MCA Alberta
Message from MCA British Columbia
Message from MCA Manitoba
Message from MCA Saskatchewan
Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
Four MCA Presidents Speak
Membership Advantage Programs
What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
The Western Journal 2018 - Intro
The Western Journal 2018 - cover1
The Western Journal 2018 - cover2
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The Western Journal 2018 - 4
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Canada
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Alberta
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA British Columbia
The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Manitoba
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Saskatchewan
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The Western Journal 2018 - 15
The Western Journal 2018 - Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
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The Western Journal 2018 - Four MCA Presidents Speak
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The Western Journal 2018 - Membership Advantage Programs
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The Western Journal 2018 - What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
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The Western Journal 2018 - The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
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The Western Journal 2018 - cover3
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The Western Journal 2018 - outsert1
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