Ontario Construction Secretariat

Ontario Construction Secretariat

March 07, 2016 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Construction Industry and Government Leaders Meet in Toronto to Discuss Future of Ontario's Construction Industry

Conference to examine impact of federal infrastructure spending on construction economy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 7, 2016) - The Hon. Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier of Ontario, and Royal Bank of Canada Chief Economist Craig Wright are joining industry experts in Toronto to discuss the impact of federal infrastructure spending on the future of one of Canada's leading job creators-the construction industry.

Key findings from the 2016 Construction Confidence Indicator will be released at the event. The annual Indicator, developed by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) and Ipsos Reid, provides key insights into the present and future health of Ontario's construction economy.

What: State of the Industry & Outlook Conference 2016
Who: The Hon. Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy
Craig Wright, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
Craig Alexander, Vice President of Economic Analysis, CD Howe Institute
Mark Romoff, President & CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Livio Di Matteo, Professor of Economics at Lakehead University and Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Sean Strickland, CEO, Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)
Katherine Jacobs, Director of Research, OCS
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Where: Toronto Ballroom, Hilton Toronto Hotel, 145 Richmond St. West
Why: To identify challenges and examine key opportunities for supporting Ontario's construction economy, creating jobs, and advancing future growth and development.

For more event information: http://iciconstruction.com/2015/11/04/state-of-the-industry-outlook-conference-2016-3/

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