2017 Queen's Park Day

Consulting Engineers of Ontario held its 3rd Annual Queen’s Park Day on Monday October 16, 2017 at the Ontario Legislature. Queen’s Park Day is CEO’s annual event where members present a unified message to elected representatives and their staff on important industry issues. This event was made possible only through the strong support and sponsorship of CEO’s Member of Provincial Parliament, Yvan Baker. 

The day began with a working breakfast to discuss public infrastructure investment, practices and contract language and procurement policy. Opposition Caucus members included MPPs Ernie Hardeman, Vic Fedeli and their senior staff: Mitch Davidson, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs to Leader Patrick Brown, Infrastructure PolicyAdvisor to the Leader, Shakir Chambers and Rob Willett and Kate Ivanchenko, Executive and Legislative Assistants to Transportation Critic MPP Michael Harris.

“Events such as these are important because they elevate the profile of our profession and provide an opportunity for government officials and industry leaders to become partners in finding solutions to problems of common interest,” said CEO Chief Executive Officer Barry Steinberg.

CEO’s delegates then held a working lunch, with Chris Gauer, President of Major Projects at Infrastructure Ontario, Chris Giannekos, Associate Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and David Black, Chief of Staff to Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli, to discuss CEO’s concerns in the context of the government’s policy agenda. For the remainder of the afternoon, our delegates held discussions with Opposition Infrastructure Critic, MPP Sylvia Jones, NDP Infrastructure and Transportation Critic, MPP Wayne Gates, Senior Policy Advisor for Infrastructure and Economic Development to the Premier, Dan Skilleter and Michael Balagus, Chief of Staff and Principal Secretary to Andrea Horwath, Leader of the New Democratic Party.

The evening reception was well received drawing more than 30 MPPS and approximately 100  attendees. During this event, validating statements acknowledging CEO as a respected industry voice were made. CEO would like to thank everyone who supported this event to make it a success. Click here to view the photo gallery.