Ontario's Infrastructure Investment Coalition applauds the McGuinty Liberals' election platform commitments for core infrastructure



    TORONTO, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - The newly-formed Infrastructure Investment
Coalition (IIC) applauds Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal Party's
promise to invest $60 billion over 10 years for critical infrastructure
(public transportation, roads, bridges, and water systems).
    The IIC hopes that all provincial election candidates, regardless of
political affiliation, will support significant increases in funding for the
core infrastructure of roads, water, sewers and transit. The coalition would
also encourage all three levels of government to work together to ease the
current infrastructure deficit in Ontario.
    The commitment to invest $60 billion in infrastructure was released today
as part of the McGuinty Liberal's election platform, which was announced
September 6 in Toronto. The IIC anticipates that core infrastructure issues
across the province will increasingly become a leading campaign issue.
    "You only need to look down many streets in your community to witness
deteriorating roads with pot holes or buses and streetcars jammed to capacity
to realize this funding commitment is greatly needed," said Andy Manahan,
Executive Director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of
Ontario (RCCAO).
    "It is also important to invest in the things we don't see quite as
readily such as leaky water pipes, which not only increase operating costs but
can cause sink holes, flooded basements, or worse, a shortage of water to a
fire hydrant or high-rise sprinkler when needed," added Frank Zechner,
Executive Director of the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors
Association (GTSWCA).
    The IIC commends Mr. McGuinty for having the foresight to ensure all
critical core infrastructure projects would be included in this funding
commitment.

    The IIC is a newly-formed coalition comprised of the Residential and
Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), Laborers' International Union
of North America (LIUNA), Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors
Association (GTSWCA) and the Building Industry and Land Development
Association (BILD).




For further information:

For further information: Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential
and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), (416) 904-7013 Or Frank
Zechner, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors
Association (GTSWCA), (416) 319-2004

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