The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) is asking federal election candidates and party officials to commit to long-term, predictable infrastructure investment. Leading up to and during the 2015 federal election, the association and its members will be utilizing www.voteinfrastructure.ca, a new interactive website to educate the political parties on the importance of infrastructure investment to our economic, social, and environmental quality of life. It will also serve as a resource for the Canadian public and interested stakeholders.
ACEC members as well as all Canadians are encouraged to visit the site where they can find out more about the critical need for infrastructure investments and about ACEC’s advocacy on infrastructure. The site allows visitors to send a form letter to all candidates in their riding, including incumbent Members of Parliament, asking them to make infrastructure investment a priority in the upcoming election.
The website is also an easy-to-use educational tool for learning facts about infrastructure, the association’s stakeholder partners and as a way to stay up to date with the official party positions on important issues relating to infrastructure.
“This election will be critical to the future of our public infrastructure so it is extremely important that voters have the opportunity to make an informed decision on this key issue,” said John Gamble, ACEC President & CEO. “The government’s vision, leadership and commitment to infrastructure investment will have a dramatic and lasting impact on whether all levels of government will be able to meet the needs of Canadians.”
Additionally, the association will be asking the party leaders specifically how they would ensure long-term, predictable investment in infrastructure to improve communities, strengthen the economy, and enhance Canada’s competitiveness. Their responses will be available at www.voteinfrastructure.ca and interested Canadians and stakeholder organizations will be invited to share the responses.
Canadians are invited to get involved by visiting www.voteinfrastructure.ca and joining the discussion on social media via #VoteInfrastructure and @ACECCanada. ACEC also joins the Canadian Public Works Association in supporting a recent call by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a pre-election debate on infrastructure issues between all federal party leaders.