TORONTO — Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) returned to the Ontario Legislative Assembly for its fourth annual Queen’s Park Day (QPD) recently, with a focus to establish relationships with newly elected MPPs and to reconnect with returning ones.
QPD gives CEO and its member firms an opportunity to meet face-to-face with elected officials and their staff, states a release issued by CEO, adding the event was made possible through MPP Kinga Surma who sponsored the event.
CEO then met with Premier’s Office policy officials responsible for infrastructure-related portfolios. Discussions focused on CEO’s priorities of: evidence-based infrastructure investment supported by asset management planning; sound procurement through equitable project contracting; and progressive legislative and regulatory reform, the release indicated.
“We met with 17 ministers, parliamentary assistants and MPPs along with a dozen senior advisors from the Premier’s Office, infrastructure, transportation, finance and environment minister’s offices. It was a good day,” said Jeremy Carkner, chair of CEO’s Board of Directors, in a statement.