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CCA urges members to put infrastructure on federal election radar

 

Canada’s 43rd federal election formally set for October 21

The Canadian Construction Association is urging member associations to help put national infrastructure investment – including removing regulatory delays on national energy projects — on the federal election campaign priority list.

“Now is the time to stand up for construction and make sure action is taken on the issues facing our industry and Canadians,” the CCA’s website, dedicated to election campaign advocacy, notes.

The CCA is asking associations to urge members to call their local federal candidates to get them to commit to four policy and program priorities

  • remove any further federal regulatory delays to the Trans Mountain expansion project
  • commit to a 25-year plan for infrastructure spending in Canada
  • partner with the construction industry to support innovation
  • increase funding for career and technical training programs

Read more on the CCA advocacy for the federal election here.

MHCA is a member of the CCA, which represents over 20,000 member firms through its some 63 local and provincial construction associations. The CCA notes close to 1.5 million people are employed in construction in Canada; the industry generates about $140 billion in the economy annually.

 


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