Parliament Hill Day

Since its inception in 2009, our Parliament Hill Day has been a cornerstone government relations activity. A yearly event, it raises awareness of the issues affecting the consulting engineering industry through meetings with Members of Parliament and Senior Bureaucrats from the federal government. Parliament Hill Day is hosted during the ACEC national leadership conference; delegates from across Canada become “citizen advocates” and help shape policy affecting our sector by meeting with their local MPs. 

Highlights of Parliament Hill Day 2018

On October 28, 2018, over 70 participants from the consulting engineering sector meet with more than 30 elected officials and senior staff. The message these participants shared during the meetings focused on:

 

Making Canada a Competitive Jurisdiction - The Key to Prosperity & Productivity

  • Diversify markets and supply chains
  • Strategically prioritize and invest in trade-enabling infrastructure
  • Create a clear, consistent and effective regulatory regime that allows informed decision making

 

Accelerating Infrastructure Investments - Improving our Communities and our Economy

  • Prioritize investments that enable economic prosperity, productivity and competitiveness
  • Invest in infrastructure programs not just individual projects
  • Support Senate recommendations for Ensuring Transparency, Accountability and Predictability in Federal Infrastructure Programs
  • Use procurement best practices for quality, innovation and long-term savings (Qualifications-Based Selection)

 

Creating a National Corridor - Connecting Canadians, Communities & Markets

  • Connect communities through sustainable right of way
  • Enable the movement of goods across the country
  • Reduce the environmental footprint of infrastructure development

 

If you have any questions about ACEC’s advocacy efforts, or would like more information, please contact John Gamble, ACEC President and CEO.