The provincial electoral campaign is the opportune moment to acknowledge the importance of the steel industry to the Quebec economy and to commit to defend and promote it.
MONTREAL, March 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA), Quebec region, requests all party leaders and through them, all the candidates in the 125 Quebec ridings, to publicly take a position and recognize the importance of the steel construction industry, as major infrastructure work, notably the Champlain Bridge will unfold in the course of the next few months.
It is in this context that Ms. Hellen Christodoulou, CISC-ICCA Quebec Regional Director was mandated by members to send a detailed letter to main party leaders to clarify the expectations of the industry. The main issues concern the support for the adoption of a Quebec free trade and fair trade law, a royalty adjustment framework for local content and proposed wood Charter and the potential problems of a Bill or amendment to the Code that would promote the use of one material creating unequal conditions of competition.
The choices of the future will have a direct and significant impact on our industry and on the economy in numerous Quebec regions. In effect, with more than 17,000 employees working at 1100 businesses specializing in fabrication and erection, present throughout regions of Quebec from Abitibi to the Gaspésie, the steel construction industry in Quebec needs more than ever to receive the recognition it deserves. In fact, the steel industry represents 3.8% of the manufacturing sector in Quebec.
About the CISC-ICCA
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) is Canada's voice for the steel construction industry. The CISC-ICCA promotes dialogue, collaboration and commerce between industry stakeholders - advancing the benefits of steel to the consulting community, builders and buyers, academia and government. We are one of the most active industry organizations advocating on behalf of our industry.
The CISC represents a diverse community of steel manufacturers, fabricators and constructors, engineers and architects, owners and developers, educators and students, offering a wide span of products and services to enhance capabilities and grow businesses. For more information, we welcome you to visit our web site www.cisc-icca.ca.
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SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION (CISC)
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Hellen Christodoulou, ing, B.C.L., LL.B., M.B.A
Directrice régionale Québec - ICCA
L'Institut canadien de la construction en acier
Paul B. Goulet