SOURCE: Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

RCCAO

January 18, 2016 13:59 ET

Source Available: Canadian Infrastructure Report Card

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 18, 2016) - The release of the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card should be applauded, says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO).

The report card helps encourage thoughtful decisions by the federal government ahead of an eagerly anticipated roll-out of $125 billion in projects over the next 10 years.

"Good data is critical to making effective decisions for infrastructure investment," said Andy Manahan, executive director of the RCCAO. "The report card offers a lot of good information on the importance of reinvesting and properly maintaining existing infrastructure assets. It also supports the federal government's emerging plan to invest in desperately needed infrastructure which will give our economy the jumpstart it needs."

If there is one problem that Manahan sees with the data, it is that only 120 municipalities across the country participated in this survey. In Ontario alone, there are 444 municipalities.

"With more municipalities participating in the next cross-Canada survey, more robust data will be collected to help provide better metrics for key infrastructure decisions," Manahan said. "In times when the economy is struggling and funding is tight, objective analysis is essential."

WHAT IS RCCAO?

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario is a coalition of management and labour groups representing a wide spectrum of Ontario's construction industry. RCCAO's goal is to work in co-operation with government and key stakeholders to offer realistic solutions for infrastructure investment.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    To arrange an interview with Andy Manahan, please contact:

    Aonghus Kealy
    Director of Communications, RCCAO
    W: 905-760-7777, x. 111
    C: 647-530-4855
     
    Email: kealy@rccao.com