“Building for Recovery” is urging governments to deliver on infrastructure investments
By Anthony Capkun
February 5, 2021 – A coalition of construction sector associations have allied to urge the federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments.
The newly formed Building for Recovery coalition includes:
• Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)
• Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
• Association of Consulting Engineering Companies–Canada (ACEC-Canada)
• National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC)
“The construction sector is ready to rebuild Canada’s economy, but all levels of government must deliver on infrastructure investments now to get projects started,” said Brian McGuire of AED.
The coalition was developed to encourage individuals working in, and supportive of, the construction sector to send a letter to their local representative at both the federal and provincial levels, asking for support to deliver infrastructure investments to help rebuild the Canadian economy in the wake of Covid.
“Despite billions of dollars of existing infrastructure commitments, these investments have been slow to roll out,” said John Gamble of ACEC-Canada. “Infrastructure Canada’s website shows that, of the nearly 17,000 approved projects, fewer than 900 have received funding.”
“History shows that investments in infrastructure are not only the best way to stimulate the economy, but they also create immediate employment opportunities and improve the economic and environmental quality of life for all Canadians,” added Sandra Skivsky of NTCCC.
The coalition asks that you tell your local elected officials that you want to see action. Visit them online to Send a Letter.