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CDAO applauds Drummond Report


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February 22, 2012 by Andrew Snook

While Ontarians are experiencing a mixed reaction to the Drummond Report, the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) has welcomed the report with open arms.

Joe Accardi, chair of the CDAO, stated that his organization believes the Drummond Report is a necessary component for managing the province’s fiscal health and that it will serve as a guide for future growth and prosperity.

He added that the province’s commitment to investing in strategic infrastructure is vital for building the foundation for future growth and stronger revenue streams in Ontario. Members of the CDAO applauded the Drummond Report’s recognition of the need for infrastructure investment.

The CDAO is comprised of major construction and design organizations involved in delivering infrastructure in Ontario. Its member organizations include: Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario (MCAO), Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Ontario Construction User Council (OCUC), Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), Ontario Road Builders Association (ORBA), Ontario Sewer & Watermain Contractors Association (OSWCA), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA).

About the Drummond Report

The Drummond Report offers 362 recommendations that are designed to balance Ontario’s budget by 2017-18. It was created by The Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, which is chaired by Don Drummond, former senior vice-president and chief economist of TD Bank.

For more information on the Drummond Report and the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, visit: www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/reformcommission


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