December 1, 2011 by Andrew Snook
The Building Canada Plan will have a successor program, and that is news the Canadian Construction Association can dig.
On Nov. 30, the federal government announced its plans and strategy to develop a successor program to the Building Canada Plan, which is set to expire in March 2014.
“CCA applauds this announcement, which is an important first step in the development of a long-term national infrastructure plan,” said Michael Atkinson, president of CCA. “The investment in, and condition of, Canada’s infrastructure has been a barometer of its overall economic health. Since infrastructure is essential for productivity, innovation, competitiveness and economic growth, it is imperative that governments continue to invest in these assets.”
The CCA has been a long-time supporter of the federal government taking a leadership role for developing a long-term plan for managing and renewing Canada’s aging infrastructure.
“Today’s announcement reconfirms this government’s intent to remain a long-term funding partner in the development and management of infrastructure across Canada,” said Atkinson.