Minister asking for input... "What's the best way to stimulate the
The Finance Ministry
has launched an online survey tool designed to ask Canadians about the
best way to stimulate the economy. This is a unique opportunity to
affirm what Canadians know - the best way to stimulate
the economy is by expediting infrastructure spending.
You can visit the
online survey, or view the pre-budget
papers (also in
Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
Let's talk. I can be reached at:
Tel: (905) 670-7676
or: (800) 268-4664
Fax (905) 670-1512
6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, ON
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
2009: The Year of
Across the G-20, the globe's leading
economies are lining up to pour money into infrastructure.
China or of course, a new stimulus package being promised by
President-Elect Obama in the
USA, billions of dollars are flowing into infrastructure programs
worldwide. Canada has pledged the same - see the related story in
this issue about urging the Finance Ministry to follow through.
Why Infrastructure and the Economy?
question we're asked all the time... why is infrastructure spending the
best way to boost the economy? In a nutshell, two simple answers.
1) The projects that are built will be in place to drive future
2) the building materials for those projects and the labour to build
them tend to come from the local economy. Whether it's pipe,
concrete, bricks or asphalt, suppliers tend to be from within a 500 km
Collapsing garage takes man's life in Montreal
Montreal - a city already reeling from lead
contamination of its water system and overpasses that are deemed unsafe for
truck traffic, received another infrastructure blow this month. A
parking garage collapsed, killing one man and displacing up to 500 residents
of a nearby apartment building. Government inspectors are blaming
corrosion caused by salt, and have temporarily closed other similar structures
in the area.