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CEAA Awards Funds to Métis Nation of Ontario

Posted on October 16, 2008
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has awarded $13,000 to the Métis Nation of Ontario to support its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex Redevelopment Project in Ontario. A Participant Funding Review Committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to examine the request for funding received for this project. All of the Committee's recommendations are unanimous and are contained in the report of the Funding Review Committee. The report, along with [...]

OMERS Opens London Office

Posted on October 15, 2008
The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of Canada's largest pension funds, now has a presence in London, UK. The London office will have a 20-member team, including OMERS investment professionals in real estate, infrastructure, private equity and capital markets. As relationships are formed and new investment opportunities are discovered, OMERS Worldwide will open offices in other global regions. OMERS has four investment arms under the OMERS Worldwide banner, one of which is Borealis Infrastructure, a 10-year-old pioneer that [...]

FCM Stands Up for Infrastructure

Posted on October 15, 2008
Today, FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., issued the following statement on the federal election result: "On behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Government of Canada, and all those elected to serve in the next Parliament. "After six weeks of campaigning, Canadians are ready for parties to roll up their sleeves to deliver the bread-and-butter solutions that will make a difference to their jobs, families and communities during this time of growing [...]

Finalists, and Some Winners, Announced for the 2008 Brownie Awards

Posted on October 14, 2008
The Canadian Urban Institute has announced the finalists for the 2008 CUI Brownie Awards. The awards recognize leadership and innovation in a number of categories, including sustainable remediation technologies and excellence in project development at the neighbourhood scale. And the nominees are... Finalists in "Category 1: Legislation, Policy and Program Development," include: The Rivers District Community Revitalization Levy Regulation, Calgary, AB Brownfields Financial Incentives Pilot Program, Region of Waterloo, ON Station Pointe [...]

Canada Joins Angola Infrastructure Renewal Project

Posted on October 14, 2008
Export Development Canada (EDC) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Banco de Poupança e Crédito (BPC) to facilitate Canadian participation in upcoming infrastructure projects in Angola. "EDC's partnership with BPC will help facilitate the already substantial pipeline of business between the Angolan government and Canadian companies and we see it having a strong catalyst effect for future business," said Stephen Poloz, senior vice-president, financing products group. "Since BPC also undertakes private sector projects, they [...]

Federal Party Plans for Transit

Posted on October 10, 2008
Transit leaders have renewed their call on federal party leaders to make public transit investment a key priority. "There is a definite and urgent need to commit significant new investment in public transit infrastructure for Canadian communities," said Steve New, Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) chair. "Canadians believe that transit is a priority, and federal party leaders should recognize this through long-term, sustainable funding." Following the release of two reports - a joint public opinion poll commissioned by CUTA and an economic study [...]

CEPA Urges Canada To Secure Energy Future

Posted on October 2, 2008
North America is facing a once in a generation opportunity to build essential pipeline infrastructure in both Canada and the United States, says Brenda Kenny, president of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). "CEPA member companies have more than $40 billion dollars of pipeline infrastructure projects on the books. Adding the planned investment for Alaska and Mackenzie, that number jumps to $80 billion. Unless timely government decisions are made, many of these projects will face escalating costs and increased uncertainty," says Kenny. "We [...]

Four Honoured with 2008 Canadian Transportation Awards

Posted on September 26, 2008
Transport Canada, along with the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), today announced the winners of the 2008 Canadian Transportation Awards, recognizing leadership, excellence and achievement in the transportation sector. The recipients of the four transportation awards are having a positive impact on the way we travel and move goods in Canada and around the world. Ron Harmer, of Victoria, B.C., received the Transportation Person of the Year award for his leadership role in advancing the adoption of cleaner fuels and sustainable [...]

Going Green at BOMEX

Posted on September 23, 2008
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada will unveil an improved certification program at its annual BOMEX conference, coming up next week in Vancouver, B.C. A special presentation on the improved Go Green green building program will be announced on Wednesday, October 1, during which ten buildings from across Canada will receive the new certification. Check in with renewcanada.net for more information on the new program. [...]

CCBFC Calls for Public Input on National Codes

Posted on September 19, 2008
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is inviting all Canadians to take part in its annual fall public review of proposed changes to the national construction codes. The public review is one of the main steps in the process for developing national code documents, providing a nation-wide forum where anyone can review and comment on the changes proposed. The Fall 2008 public review will include the majority of the changes proposed for the 2010 edition of the Codes and will run from September 29, 2008 until November 28, 2008, using the National [...]
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