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ACEC-Canada launches advocacy campaign for infrastructure investment


August 31, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) is encouraging the leaders of Canada’s political parties to put infrastructure investments front and centre in the upcoming federal election.

As part of its recently launched advocacy campaign, Infrastructure: Prosperity by Design, ACEC has launched an election website at InvestInfrastructure.ca.

The site contains information to educate candidates, political parties and the public on how infrastructure is integral to Canada’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

There’s also a portal that allows ACEC members and interested stakeholders to send letters to all candidates in their riding, including incumbent Members of Parliament.

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The site includes more information on ACEC, the association’s election priorities, and several background documents on all parties’ policy positions relating to ACEC’s priorities, which will be featured as the platforms are released.

ACEC will also post an analysis of party platform announcements relating to infrastructure and issues of importance to the consulting engineering sector.

The site also houses social media shareables that anyone can download and use to help spread awareness of the campaign. People can also get involved on social media using #ProsperityByDesign.

In a press release, ACEC says that initiatives such as the proposed National Infrastructure Assessment, which has received broad support from stakeholders in numerous industries and across the political spectrum, will help to drive recovery.

Pushing through projects that were committed pre-pandemic will also help the country bounce back, the organization says.

“We hope to see any elected government come in with an understanding of how important it is to provide infrastructure programs that are timely, consistent and predictable with a priority placed on the rapid delivery of funding – that approach to infrastructure will design Canada’s future prosperity,” says John Gamble, ACEC-Canada president and CEO.