Canadian Construction Association supportive of stay the course budget

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The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) was encouraged by the continuing recognition in today’s federal budget of the importance of infrastructure investment and prudent labour market development to Canada’s long-term economic prosperity.

“Sustained investment in infrastructure is critical to Canada’s long-term economic growth,” said Michael Atkinson, president of the Canadian Construction Association. “The additional federal commitments announced today, together with the earlier announced 10-year $53 billion Building Canada Plan effective April 1, 2014, will help governments across Canada continue the process of infrastructure renewal and set Canada on the path to a more globally competitive economy.”

The budget announced an additional $1.3 billion over two years in strategic investments in public infrastructure and transportation services, including $470 million over two years for procurement and project delivery costs associated with the Windsor-Detroit International Crossing.

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