Reflections on the Federal Budget and What it Means for Water

Canada’s budget was tabled on March 29 and it includes some interesting changes related to water policy. Here are the highlights: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO): While we’ll have to wait until the Government’s Budget Omnibus Bill is tabled to find out whether there will be changes to the Fisheries Act, Minister Flaherty announced

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Natural gas can fuel our transportation future, if the tradeoffs are good

Sometimes I forget about the importance of transportation, even in a large nation like Canada. All too often I take for granted the ease of my commute to work, highway drive to another city, flight from one province to another or the delivery of my online shopping. People and goods need to move between work

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Building a Better Road

Rural towns in the West are sleepy little affairs, and the small southern Alberta town in which I grew up is no different. There were, however, two occasions when the local hum-drum was broken, and believe it or not, both brouhahas involved infrastructure. The first was whether a new sportsplex arena should be built to

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Canada needs policy conditions that support innovation and change

Electricity is fundamental to maintaining prosperity and meeting the needs of Canadians. From hospitals that Canadians depend on for health services, to home appliances, to personal electronics and communications—reliable electricity that is available on demand has never been more critical. The renewal of Canada’s electricity infrastructure There is currently no greater challenge to the electricity

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Another Reason Why We Should Care About Water

Pipelines, robocalls and economic angst seem to be dominating headlines these days. Yet, there’s an important topic that’s missing from the limelight—water. Everyone knows that water is essential to our survival and our way of life. What would our national sport be without the ice? But how often do we make the connection between healthy

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Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Critical to the Economy

There is little doubt about the need for safe, reliable, and efficient core infrastructure, both for the safety of Canadians and the competitiveness of the Canadian economy. The Canadian Construction Association, which represents the non-residential construction industry, has worked diligently to ensure that infrastructure remains a key policy consideration for the federal government.  We believe

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