TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is giving
John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, a special CUI
Brownie award at its eighth annual Canadian Brownfield Conference tonight at
the Palais des congrès in Montreal.
The special CUI Brownie recognizes Gerretsen's commitment and support of
brownfield redevelopment in Ontario, making it a central component of the
government's planning reform agenda. In announcing the award, the CUI also
cited his leadership in working with different stakeholders and spearheading
the brownfield reform package that was part of the 2007 Ontario Budget.
"I am honoured to receive this prestigious award," Gerretsen said. "It is
recognition by experts on urban quality of life of the progress this
government has made in encouraging brownfield redevelopment in partnership
with industry and Ontario's municipalities."
In addition to the award for the minister, the Ministry of Municipal
Affairs and Housing has been nominated for a Brownie Award in the Policy and
Program Development category.
The Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Awards recognizes leadership,
innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfield redevelopment across
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For further information: Patti Munce, Minister's Office, (416) 585-6333