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Did Ontario cancel the infrastructure program?

Mar 1, 2012 — Infrastructure News

Did Ontario cancel the infrastructure program?

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty warned municipal leaders at a conference on Monday that billions of dollars previously earmarked for infrastructure projects are no longer available and that infrastructure programs have been cancelled. This has a number of industry associations “gravely concerned.” Developing…

Spring can’t come soon enough for city’s water department

Mar 13, 2011 — Infrastructure News

By Paul Terefenko, National Post
Hate to break it to you, but it’s been a very bad winter for those who live in fear of water mains bursting. The unpleasantly long, cold winter and its recent roller coaster of warm-then-cool temperatures has caused pipes below the surface to crack under pressure at a high rate this winter.

Cooperation is needed indeed, but “carte-blanche” ? NO-WAY!

Feb 19, 2011 — Infrastructure News

As a Canadian, I’m a bit taken aback on what President Obama and our Prime Minister are talking about behind closed doors! I can agree we need more joint workings but these need to be discussed so we know what is going on.

In my mind “trust” and being “open” are matters that do not phase our Prime Minister. I get the distinct feeling he’d likely steal his grandmothers gold from her teeth! We need to protect Canada and Canadians not give into the Americans because it sounds good.

Feds extend infrastructure deadline, industry applauds

Feb 7, 2011 — Infrastructure News

“Municipalities, have been working hard to complete stimulus projects on time and indications are that the vast majority of projects will meet their original deadlines. The new deadline of October 31, 2011 is the extra construction season necessary to complete projects that are behind schedule.

USA opens door to Canadian products

Mar 3, 2010 — Infrastructure News

In a move that’s sure to save money for American state and municipal governments, Canadian-made products will be allowed in American infrastructure projects over approximately $7.8 million.

Official text: U.S., Canada sign agreement on government procurement

Feb 16, 2010 — Infrastructure News

image“Canada is the United States’ largest goods trading partner, with a total two way goods trade of more than $430 billion in 2009. This agreement further cements the mutually beneficial U.S.-Canada trade relationship and provides American and Canadian businesses and workers alike with reliable opportunities for growth.”

USA opens door to Canadian products

Feb 16, 2010 — Infrastructure News

imageIn a move that’s sure to save money for state and municipal governments in both countries, Canadian-made products will be allowed in American infrastructure projects.

The new agreement provides for permanent U.S. access to Canadian provincial and territorial procurement contracts.