2016 Queen's Park Day

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Consulting Engineers of Ontario’s (CEO) 2nd Annual Queen’s Park Day was held on October 17, 2016 at the Ontario Legislature.

The day began with the session with Opposition Caucus Members and staff including MPP Vic Fedeli, MPP Ernie Hardeman, MPP Michael Harris and MPP Monte McNaughton. The CEO delegation brought their experience and knowledge to the table to discuss CEO’s core issues including, infrastructure investment, procurement practices, contract language, qualifications-based selection (QBS), Construction Lien Act and municipal asset management planning.

Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli met with the CEO representatives during the working lunch meeting and acknowledged a strong relationship with the association. “The ministry worked closely with CEO to produce Ontario’s long term infrastructure plan Building Together,” he told the CEO delegation “Especially now when Ontario is committed to the largest infrastructure investment, the ministry will continue to work with CEO to tackle industry issues and develop sound public policy,” added Chiarelli.

During the course of the day, CEO’s 20 representatives and staff met with decision makers from all three parties representing the attorney general, infrastructure, finance, transportation, economic development and growth, environment and government and consumer services portfolios.

The meetings included in depth discussions around the challenges of contract language, risk transfer and the impacts they have on consulting engineers undertaking public infrastructure projects.

Liberal MPP for Etobicoke-Centre Yvan Baker sponsored an evening reception, which was a great success drawing approximately 100 attendees.

During the reception, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, MPP Baker, PC MPP Ernie Hardeman and NDP MPP Wayne Gates gave special remarks, acknowledging CEO as a valuable industry voice. 

Many thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this event a great success.