Engineers Canada launch federal election site
September 12, 2015 by STAFF REPORT
As Canadians head to the polls this October, Engineers Canada is encouraging citizens to vote for resilient infrastructure and fostering a strong engineering sector to build a better country.
Across Canada, over 20 professional engineers are running in this fall’s federal election. These candidates span several party affiliations. Engineers Canada is encouraging these candidates – and all others – to recognize the need for resilient infrastructure, address a projected skills gap in the engineering sector, and understand the role of professional engineering in Canada.
To achieve this, Engineers Canada has launched election2015.engineerscanada.ca. The site provides information for candidates, engineers and the general voting population to learn more about these issues and how they can be addressed by the federal government. The site also includes our campaign document, Canada Needs Engineers: Election 2015. And there are links to the social media campaign initiatives via #VotePEng and @EngineersCanada.
“Engineers have the knowledge and expertise to help parliamentarians and policy makers make decisions on the complex issues facing Canadians,” said Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng. Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada. “Whether running as a candidate or not, the voice of engineers is vital if we are going to build a betterCanada.”
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country’s 280,000 members of the profession.