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ACEC is the voice of consulting engineering companies on national issues.

December 2012

ACEC engaging with private sector organizations

ACEC's participation in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce strengthens policy development and advocacy.

Public shouldn't pay wage subsidies to thriving industry

Skit Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Consulting Engineers of Nova Scotia and Ray Landry, President of CENS recently voiced their opposition to a new provincial subsidy program. Their op-ed in the Halifax Chronicle Herald notes that investing in infrastructure and other forms of economic development would be a better approach to job creation.

Working with New Brunswick municipalities

A recent panel discussion and presentation to the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick Board provide opportunities for open dialogue for the industry.

November 2012

ACEC receives support from MPs on Infrastructure

Annual Parliament Hill Day strengthens ACEC's national profile

View photos from Parliament Hill Day 2012

During ACEC's Parliament Hill Day on October 23, 2012, representatives of the consulting engineering sector from across Canada were in Ottawa meeting with over 40 MPs, including Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher and Opposition Transport and Infrastructure Critic Olivia Chow.

September 2012

Member Needs Survey will Guide Development of New ACEC Strategic Plan

ACEC will undertake a process to review and update its strategic plan for 2013-2016 based on input from member firms.

ACEC plays Key Role in Federal Infrastructure Roundtables

To ensure long-term economic opportunity for its members, and for Canadians in general, ACEC continues to proactively advocate for long-term federal infrastructure investment.

August 2012

Consulting Engineering Sector has seat at Infrastructure Roundtables

ACEC and its provincial/territorial Member Organizations are providing input on Canada's new long-term infrastructure plan.

Murray Thompson elected ACEC Chair

On June 23, 2012 at ACEC's annual Summit, outgoing Chair Herb Kuehne welcomed incoming Chair Murray Thompson.

June 2012

Consulting Engineers across Canada push consistent message on the New West Partnership Trade Agreement

The consulting engineering sector across Canada is working together to promote interprovincial trade rules that will benefit all Canadians.

ACEC Contributes to Infrastructure Canada Report

New report highlights the important role engineers play in society.

April 2012

ACEC Meets Minister Baird at Post-Budget Breakfast

Minister Baird provides ACEC and other stakeholders with a recap of the federal budget and its implications for Canadian business.

Financial Guarantees on Nuclear Densometers Delayed Indefinitely

ACEC and the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) in Discussions with CNSC.

February 2012

ACEC to Have Input on Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

ACEC has started working with the federal government and other stakeholders on the first phase of a long-term plan.

ACEC to Release Revised Sub-Consultant Agreement

ACEC modifies Document 32 Agreement Between Engineer and Sub Consultant in order to better serve its clients.

December 2011

Here's What We've Done for You Lately

Government Relations Year-in-Review

See what ACEC has accomplished for our Member Firms in 2011.

Infrastructure Now A Top Government Priority

ACEC Parliament Hill Day Delivers Results

A long-term infrastructure plan now a top priority for Infrastructure Canada as a result of ACEC and stakeholder advocacy efforts.

ACEC to Procurement Officials: Engineering is an Investment

ACEC attends the Canadian Public Procurement Council Forum in Quebec City

October 2011

ACEC Goes to Parliament Hill to Stress the Importance of Infrastructure Investment

On November 1st, Canadian Consulting Engineer Award winners, members of the ACEC Board, and representatives from ACEC's provincial counterparts will travel to Parliament Hill to promote the importance of long-term investment in infrastructure.

September 2011

ACEC Promotes Infrastructure Investment to the House of Commons Finance Committee

ACEC continues to encourage the federal government to follow through on its pledge to work with stakeholders to develop a long-term infrastructure investment strategy in its submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee.

ACEC Advocates on Behalf of its Sole Practitioners and Employee-Owned Members

More Retirement Savings and Income Options for Members

ACEC is working with the Retirement Income Improvement Coalition (RIIC) to support the introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs), and to develop new tax rules for PRPPs benefitting ACEC members.

July 2011

Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) - NEW Online Training Simulation Offered by CSA Standards

Article by Canadian Standards Association

The Canadian Standards Association is now offering an online training for owners and professional services firms to understand the methodology of Qualifications Based Selection.

Advocacy Update What ACEC is Doing for You

ACEC prepares for a budget briefing to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and its annual Hill Day on November 1st.

June 2011

Promoting Best Practices for Inter-Provincial Trade

ACEC is working with Member Organizations across Canada to ensure that ongoing trade negotiations among the provinces do not compromise the ability of consulting engineering firms to offer high quality services and value to their clients.

How Will the Federal Election Affect
Engineering Firms?

Big changes are occurring in Ottawa. The good news is that a commitment to long-term infrastructure investment is a policy priority shared by the Tories and the NDP.

April 2011

DND and DCC Discuss Industry Trends
and Expected Work

Firms doing business with Defence Construction Canada (DCC) or the Department of National Defence (DND) can expect more work this fiscal year.

March 2011

How Will the Federal Budget Affect
Engineering Firms?

Budget reflects ACEC recommendations. Should an election be called, ACEC will challenge all political parties to match or exceed this commitment to infrastructure.



February 2011

Trade Agreements Must Not Compromise Professional Services

ACEC opposes trade policies and agreements that prevent public sector organizations from adopting fair procurement of consulting engineering services.


November 2010

ACEC Testifies at Finance Committee

ACEC testified to the Finance Committee and called for a long-term infrastructure investment strategy.


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