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Nova Scotia Announces Job and Building Plan

December 15, 2011 -

Graham Steele, Nova Scotia’s minister of finance, announced on Friday that the Province will invest $610 million in more than 150 projects through its Job and Building 2012-13 Capital Plan. The investment is meant to boost the province’s economy by generating direct employment equivalent to 4,500...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Canada Among Global Leaders in Infrastructure Investment

June 21, 2011 -

Apparently, Canada is making headway in addressing issues of aging urban infrastructure. This according to the latest report Ernst & Young co-produced with the Urban Land Institute. The reason? Stimulus funding.  According to the report, Infrastructure 2011: A Strategic Priority, Canada is joining...

Categories: International, News

Budget 2011: Light on Details

March 23, 2011 -

In today's budget the federal government committed to working with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), provinces, territories and other stakeholders to develop a long-term plan for public infrastructure that extends beyond the current Building Canada Plan, which ends in 2014. Details beyond...

Categories: National, News

Build While It's Cheap--If You Can Find the Workers

February 17, 2011 -

Looking to kick off a construction project? According to Vancouver's BTY Group, better now than later. A new report on construction costs across Canada shows that 2011 is the year to get solid value before pressure begins to push construction costs up again in 2012. Joe Rekab, managing partner at...

Categories: National, News, Ontario

News Roundup: Long-Term Energy Plans, Stimulus Fail, and a Transmission Superhighway

November 25, 2010 -

It's been a week of energy news--news we've been a little too busy to fully cover (we're in the final week of production on our annual Top 100 list, as well as our massive January/February issue with stories on transmission, run-of-river, nuclear, project finance, and more). Ontario has released its...

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

Auditor General Finds Stimulus Funding Well Managed

October 27, 2010 -

The Auditor General’s (AG’s) fall report for 2010 was tabled yesterday, with some insight into how effective Canada’s Economic Action Plan has been. The Economic Action Plan included a series of programs managed by various federal entities, all designed to inject funds into the Canadian economy...

Categories: National, News

Stimulus Funding: Deadline Still Firm

September 27, 2010 -

This morning, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave the sixth update on his government’s two-year stimulus program. While most media outlets are reporting that he said the feds would absolutely not extend the funding beyond the strict March 2011 deadline, that’s not exactly what he said. Flaherty...

Categories: National, News

Big City Mayors Say "Partnerships" Many Times

May 28, 2010 -

As a prelude to FCM's annual conference and expo this week, the  Big City Mayor’s Caucus (BCMC) held a press conference yesterday to talk about how Canadian governments can tackle the infrastructure deficit. In a word: partnerships. The  mayors called for partnership among all three levels of government. Caucus...

Categories: National, News

New Report Puts Global Infrastructure Deficit at US$2 Trillion

May 20, 2010 -

The World Economic Forum’s report, Positive Infrastructure, released today, finds that world faces a global infrastructure deficit of US$ 2 trillion per year over the next 20 years. The report, authored by Norman Anderson, chief executive officer of CG/LA Infrastructure; Fred Moavenzadeh, James...

Categories: International, News

Nova Scotia Looks for Balance with Budget 2010

April 7, 2010 -

Nova Scotia’s Finance Minister, Graham Steele, released Budget 2010 this week, with no major new funding, but a few interesting programs, including a focus on helping farmers become more sustainable and a continued commitment to aggressive renewable energy targets. Like the other provinces, Nova Scotia...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

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