OTTAWA—The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and 100 of its members were on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today (Nov. 27) to discuss three key issues facing the industry with federal decision-makers: investor confidence in Canada, an inclusive workforce and innovation.
The day also marks CCA’s 100th anniversary.
General, trade and civil contractors, together with manufacturers, suppliers and industry association leaders, were among the delegates who took part in the day.
“Our central message is that the Canadian Construction industry is the backbone of the government’s Investing in Canada plan,” said Zey Emir, chair of CCA, in a statement. “Our industry employs 1.4 million Canadians, many who work for small or medium sized firms. The government’s continued investment in infrastructure spending and commitment to ensuring that the funds flow to communities is essential to a vibrant Canada.”
CCA is a 20,000-firm strong organization drawing membership from 63 local and provincial construction associations in every province and territory, states a release, adding annually construction is responsible for nearly $119 billion in economic activity or seven per cent of Canada’s overall gross domestic product.
The Daily Commercial News will have more coverage of the 100th anniversary celebration.