|2/13/2014 - CPWA Press Release - CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure
For Immediate Release : February 13, 2014
Contact: Alan Young,Tactix Government Relations and Public Affairs, Ottawa, ON, Direct Line: 613-696-0866
CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire)--The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA)
commends the government’s announcement today regarding the New Building Canada Plan.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the parameters of their flagship infrastructure program and
reiterated the importance of investing in long-lasting infrastructure that improves the quality of life
of all Canadians.
The 10-year New Building Canada Plan will inject $53.5 billion in public infrastructure throughout
“The Government’s commitment to stable, long-term infrastructure funding will help
all sectors thrive” said Darwin K. Durnie, president of the CPWA. “The Government has clearly
recognized infrastructure as a social and economic driver and has continued to invest to make it
“Furthermore, the 2014 budget announced this week provides additional funding for key projects
that will improve the vitality of our economy. The added focus on core economic infrastructure is
the right thing to do, and it will contribute to Canada’s long-term prosperity,” added Durnie.
“We applaud the government for this strong commitment which will provide predictable and
flexible funding to communities of all sizes and needs across Canada,” said Durnie.
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), or Association Canadienne des Travaux Publics, was
founded in 1986 to enhance the services of APWA to the Canadian public works community and to
improve the quality of public works products and services to Canadian citizens. CPWA’s 2200 members
in Canada, plan, build, operate, maintain and sustain the public works and infrastructure that improve our
quality of community life.
- CPWA Press Release - February 13, 2014 ( CPWA Commends Government Commitment to Infrastructure FNL3 02 13 14 .pdf )