OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canada West Foundation will release its report At the Intersection the Case for Sustained and Strategic Public
Infrastructure Investment at a press conference in Ottawa at the National Press Theatre on
February 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
The first of its kind in Canada, the report shows how sustained
investments in public infrastructure are not only necessary for Canada
to improve its productivity, increase its trade and maintain our
standard of living, but also provide benefits over and above other
forms of government spending.
The Canada West Foundation will be joined by representatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Canadian Chamber of Commerce who will discuss the report findings and provide an update on the
proposals made by the Municipal Infrastructure Forum (MIF) for Budget
With Federal infrastructure funding set to expire in 2014 and studies
showing that 30% of Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, the
MIF partners have designed a 20-year roadmap for governments to provide
secure, and stable investment that will strengthen our economy and keep
pace with Canada's growing needs.
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, on behalf of the Federation of Canadian
Warren Everson, Senior Vice President, Policy, Canadian Chamber of
Casey Vander Ploeg, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada West Foundation
February 6, 2013 9:00 a.m. EST
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
Media can also join the press conference via phone using the following
613-565-0674 / 1-866-696-5910
Participant access code: 5720451
About the Municipal Infrastructure Forum
On February 7, 2012, the members of the Municipal Infrastructure Forum
(the Forum) met for its inaugural meeting. The Forum was established by
FCM in partnership with key infrastructure stakeholder groups including
municipalities, professional associations and business groups from
across the country.
The Forum has provided a place for municipalities, professional
associations and business and industry organizations to share
information, exchange ideas and build consensus on Canada's future
municipal infrastructure needs. The Forum has acted as an
information-sharing resource for the infrastructure sector as its
members provide input to the Government of Canada's process to develop
a long-term infrastructure plan.
SOURCE: Canada West Foundation
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