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Kingston's Richard still surprised by brownfield award

Posted on August 17, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

“I was surprised” was the initial reaction from Nathan Richard when he reflected on being named the 2016 Brownfielder of the Year. Richard, the project manager for brownfields for the City of Kingston, showed it on his face as he stepped on to the stage at the 2016 Brownie Awards, held in Toronto [...]

Building for success

Posted on July 31, 2017

By John Haasen and Colin Smith. Having the right person manage a construction project is vital to its success. But the support system we build around that person, and the resources we provide them with, cannot be underestimated in creating an infrastructure asset that meets the expectation of our [...]

Call for submissions for Top100 Projects report

Posted on July 11, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

ReNew Canada is making an open call for submissions for the 2018 Top100 Projects report. The 2017 report had an overall value of over $186 million, and included the first two Canadian public sector infrastructure projects valued at over $10 billion. The #1 project for the 2017 edition was the Bruce [...]

The wisdom of green infrastructure for Manitoba's future

Posted on May 23, 2017
Written by Hank Venema

As the Manitoba Government contemplates the shape and form of its carbon pricing and green plan, heeding the words of perhaps our greatest public intellectual might be prudent. “We shape the tools then the tools shape us,” said Marshal McLuhan, the Kelvin High School and University of Manitoba [...]

Historic minority government result in B.C.

Posted on May 10, 2017

In a campaign that painted three different pictures of the future of infrastructure in the province, voters in British Columbia were divided in its support for the Liberals and NDP, providing the province with the potential for its first minority government in 65 years. The campaign was often plagued [...]

Ontario's budget provides positive outlook

Posted on April 28, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

There were no real expectations for pomp and circumstance for the infrastructure industry as Charles Sousa delivered his 2017 Budget for Ontario. After all, the expansive spending for infrastructure had already been announced as part of the province’s long-term infrastructure plan, and a steady stream [...]

How Colorado made tolling work

Posted on April 25, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

Aurora, Colorado mayor Steve Hogan is no stranger to the issue of road tolls. Hogan, who will be speaking at the upcoming Transport Futures Road Pricing Leadership Summit in Toronto on May 12, has spent part of the last three decades working both on and with major tolling projects in the Denver area [...]

Quebec prioritizes transit in 2017 budget

Posted on March 29, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

The Quebec Government has released its 2017-18 budget, with a strong focus on transit as part of its 2017-2027 Quebec Infrastructure Plan. In total, the government of Quebec has committed to a $91.1 billion overall budget for the 2017-2027 Quebec Infrastructure Plan. The government will provide significant [...]

Ambrose critical of federal budget

Posted on March 27, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

The Conservative Party is speaking very critically of last week’s budget introduced by the federal Liberal government. Speaking at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Interim Leader Rona Ambrose was quick to criticize the ‘nickel and dime-ing’ of taxpayers she feels is very evident in this year’s [...]

Breaking down Budget 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin

The infrastructure money train looks primed to leave the station in Ottawa, even if people aren’t quite sure when and how those dollars will be spent. First and foremost, the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB). The expectation was that details about the structure, location, and some basic information [...]
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