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ACCIONA Energy names Esteban as new CEO for North America

Posted on August 1, 2017
ACCIONA Energy has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada markets, and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects in the two countries. He replaces Ilya Hartmann, who served as CEO since 2012. Hartmann is moving on to a new leadership position in the renewable energy industry. Mr. Esteban brings years of a global leadership experience in renewable energy to his new role. Most recently, he served [...]

Ontario, Michigan launch cross-border automated vehicle test drive

Posted on July 31, 2017
Ontario and Michigan are completing North America's first national, cross-border automated vehicle test drive through Southern Ontario and Michigan, promoting innovation in the auto sector and driving economic growth. Minister of transportation Steven Del Duca and federal minister of innovation, science, and economic development Navdeep Bains were in Windsor to mark the milestone. The test drive began in Detroit and will continue from Windsor to Sarnia before crossing back over the border. The drive will conclude in Traverse City, Michigan later today [...]

Infrastructure gaps block Canadian productivity: report

Posted on July 20, 2017
Lack of proper transportation infrastructure is a major barrier to Canada’s access to market and to its competitiveness, leading to lost opportunities and wasted time for both Canadian companies and residents, says a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “As Canadians head out on vacation this summer, they will be spending longer periods in their cars, stuck in traffic because of inadequate road infrastructure, including poorly-maintained roadways, interchanges and bridges. Unfortunately, it won’t stop after their vacations, either. Congested [...]

WSP announces changes to Canadian Buildings team

Posted on July 13, 2017
WSP Canada has announced two changes to the senior executive leadership of its Canadian Buildings team. Armin von Eppinghoven will assume the role of senior vice president, key client strategy & engagement, buildings, following his tenure as a senior executive of WSP's Canadian Buildings Team. Armin's 30+ years of experience will be applied in this strategic, externally focused role where he will direct and develop innovative approaches to leading key client engagement and business development activities, as well as growth in new market sectors. WSP [...]

Bulger joins Stantec's Atlantic Canada buildings group

Posted on July 13, 2017
David Bulger has joined Stantec as sector leader for the Atlantic Canada buildings group. An authority on buildings engineering, Bulger specializes in structural engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting engineering and engineering projects, including design, departmental management, project management, and business development. David will work from Stantec’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office. Throughout his career, Bulger has been involved in a wide variety of design and construction projects, ranging from healthcare, education [...]

Canada launches negotiations for long-term infrastructure funding

Posted on July 6, 2017
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi has officially sent letters to his provincial and territorial counterparts, as well as to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to provide additional details about the Government of Canada’s long term infrastructure plan and to open negotiations to reach bilateral agreements with each province and territory. The funding provided through these bilateral agreements will improve commutes by supporting public transit systems, make our communities healthy and livable through green infrastructure investments [...]

Fukakusa named board chair for Canadian Infrastructure Bank

Posted on July 6, 2017
The Government of Canada has announced that Janice Fukakusa has been selected as the inaugural chairperson of the board for the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Ms. Fukakusa is a corporate director and former chief administrative officer and chief financial officer of Royal Bank of Canada, from which she retired in January 2017 following a distinguished 31-year career. Ms. Fukakusa currently serves on the boards of a number of corporate and not-for-profit organizations, including Cineplex, General Growth Properties, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation [...]

$2.1 billion committed to Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative

Posted on July 5, 2017
The Government of Canada has announced $2.1 billion for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative (TTCI) to build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors to international markets. The core element of the TTCI is the merit-based National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF), which will provide $2 billion over 11 years to strengthen Canada’s trade infrastructure, including ports, waterways, airports, roads, bridges, border crossings, rail networks, and the interconnectivity between them. With the launch of this fund, proponents are being invited [...]

BBGI announces partnership with SNC-Lavalin

Posted on July 4, 2017
BBGI SICAV S.A. has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to invest in an investment vehicle which will hold substantial equity interests in five PPP projects in Canada. All assets are operational and classified as availability-based under the investment policy of the Company. Furthermore, as part of the transaction and through the partnership, BBGI will benefit from a vend-in (pipeline) agreement that provides the partnership a right of first offer with respect to the potential future acquisition [...]

FCM's president issues statement after Ministers meeting

Posted on June 30, 2017
FCM President Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan with Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for local government. "Today (June 29), I was pleased to meet with Provincial and Territorial Ministers from across Canada. This meeting comes at a historic moment for the cities and communities where Canadians live, work and raise their families. This meeting was bolstered by the attendance of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities and the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, both [...]
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