Long-term Infrastructure Planning in Ontario being Proposed The Ontario government is proposing legislation, that, if passed, would create a long-ter

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Long-term Infrastructure Planning in Ontario being Proposed

The Ontario government is proposing legislation, that, if passed, would create a long-term strategic infrastructure funding plan – something municipalities have been lobbying for for years.

The proposed legislation, called Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, would ensure that the government table a 10-year infrastructure plan in the legislature, which would be reviewed and updated every five years.

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Municipal Risk Assessment Tool Honoured for Innovation

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has received kudos for it's MRAT: Municipal Risk Assessment Tool. MRAT can predict where there are vulnerabilities in systems that could lead to millions of dollars in sewer backup damage to homes and businesses.

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Quebec engineering group vows to ‘clean house’

Quebec’s professional engineering association is vowing to “clean house” and sanction crooked members as revelations of corruption and shady business liaisons continue to surface almost daily in the province’s construction industry.

“We want to send a clear message: No one is above the laws, the ethics and the code of ethics that govern the engineering profession.”

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Vinyl in your life

Chances are good you've never stopped to consider just how many things you interact with every day are made of vinyl. It's not just for old-fashioned records!

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Comments, questions... and a free book!

What do YOU think about the proposed legislation in Ontario? Good idea, bad idea, or bound to fail? Do you want to see something similar in your province?

I love to discuss these issues, and would love to chat about what's going on in your area. This newsletter goes across Canada, so maybe I can fill you in on what some of your colleagues in other jurisdictions in Canada are doing to combat a similar issue.

As an added, holiday bonus, I've managed to come across ten copies of Stephen Harper's new book on the history of hockey. If you're one of the first ten people to simply let me know you'd like a book, I'll happily drop one in the mail for you. It will make a great gift for the hockey fan in your life.

That's right - free, gratis, complimentary. I won't even ask you to pay for postage. It's just my own unique way of thanking you for your readership, and spreading some holiday cheer.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Ipex Management Inc.
veso.sobot@ipexna.com
(905) 795-6113

 
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