The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) is a regulatory agency in the Canadian province of Quebec, overseeing the construction industry. It was created in 1987 as a successor to the Office de la construction du Québec (OCQ).
The CCQ's website traces the commission's origins to 1934, when the provincial Act Respecting Collective Agreement Decrees came into effect. From then until 1968, various committees administered the construction sector on a regional basis.
The government of Quebec introduced an Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Manpower Management in the Construction Industry in 1968, providing for a province-wide agency that would enforce the law. The Commission de l'industrie de la construction was established in 1971 and its replacement, the OCQ, was launched in 1975.
In 1987, the government of Robert Bourassa replaced the OCQ with the CCQ. The new commission had thirteen members, consisting of a president and four representatives each from the government, labour, and management. Part of the Bourassa government's rationale for creating the CCQ was to open the construction trade to younger workers and provide access to employment on the basis of competence rather than experience.
The CCQ is involved in anti-collusion and anti-corruption work in the Quebec construction industry. Some have questioned its effectiveness in this regard and have suggested that better provincial coordination is required.
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