TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) welcomes the release of the Drummond Report. "We believe this is a vital component for managing the province's fiscal health and a guide for future growth and prosperity," said CDAO Chair, Joe Accardi. "The new constraints on the operational expenditures being proposed are required to ensure that the province's debt burden does not interfere with its ability to continue to deliver the services that Ontarians require."
Accardi also noted that it is imperative that the province continues to commit to the investment of strategic infrastructure to lay the foundation for future growth and ultimately a stronger provincial revenue stream. The Ministry of Infrastructure's (MOI) Long-Term Infrastructure Plan established the need for continued investment given that public infrastructure is a key economic driver that promotes growth and innovation.
"The CDAO has given Minister Chiarelli our commitment to work with him and his officials to deliver the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan," said Accardi. CDAO members appreciate the fact that the Drummond report recognizes the importance of infrastructure investment and we will endeavour to work with all parties to ensure that priority is given to implementation of key recommendations.
The CDAO is composed of the major construction and design organizations involved in delivering infrastructure across Ontario. These associations provide technical advice and industry support for design and construction information to MOI and other Ministries involved in the process.
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)
- Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA)
For further information:
OSWCA at 905-629-7766