How Will the Federal Budget Affect Engineering Firms?
ACEC will tell you!
The consulting engineering sector has a big stake in the new federal budget to be released on March 22, 2011. ACEC, as the voice of the consulting engineering sector in Canada, will be analysing the budget on behalf of its members and providing commentary on how the budget might impact consulting engineering in Canada. Watch for our special budget edition of ACEC’s Source Express immediately after the federal budget.
During pre-budget consultations, ACEC called upon the federal Standing Committee on Finance to commit to the development a long-term strategic approach to infrastructure investment. ACEC President John Gamble and Vice-President Susie Grynol testified to the committee that the majority of current commitments to infrastructure by the federal government will expire by 2014. A long-term strategy is therefore essential to strengthening and preserving Canada’s competitiveness and economic integrity and to ensuring value to taxpayers. In the interim, ACEC has successfully recommended that pre-stimulus infrastructure programs be maintained and that the government offer flexibility on the stimulus funding deadline for pre-approved projects.
The ACEC written submission to the Finance Committee can be viewed here. www.acec.ca
The Hansard transcript of ACEC’s testimony can be viewed here. www2.parl.gc.ca
John Gamble, CET, P.Eng.