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Engineering Month: CEO watching Ford infrastructure spend closely

The Ontario government will put its own stamp on a new infrastructure spending package in its April 11 budget, predicts the head of the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO), but it’s hard to say whether the Doug Ford plan will be radically different from that of its predecessor or moderately ...

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The engineering mystery: Where are the women?

Bruce Matthews speaks to The Globe and Mail. Women’s Day is traditionally a shout out to the successes and challenges facing females around the world. It’s also a reminder for professionals, including engineers, of the need to fast-track efforts to entice women into industries grasping ...

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Ontario Court of Appeals ruling good news for design and construction sector

Statutory trusts can survive bankruptcy – so long as funds remain identifiable and traceable Ontario’s Court of Appeals has ruled that a statutory trust created under Section 8 of the Construction Lien Act/Construction Act can survive a bankruptcy. The January 14, 2019 decision was mad...

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CEO Expresses Regulatory Concerns to the Attorney General

CEO’s member firms work within a regulated industry. Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the body responsible for administering the Professional Engineers Act, and they are obligated under that Act to regulate the practice of professional engineering and set standards of qualification, pr...

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Closing the gender gap

It has become almost trite to say that diversity is important in the context of collaboration and decision making. We pretty much take that fact for granted now, but we seem to be at a point where we pay lip service to it rather than take action to benefit from it. I believe it’s time for a ne...

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CEO identifies need for increased action to boost industry diversity

More organizations need to recognize that diversity of perspectives in the engineering and design profession leads to more creative and innovative solutions to challenges and ultimately better decisions and outcomes, says the chief executive officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO). “...

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Christine Hill steps up as CEO’s Board Chair

Christine Hill, formerly Consulting Engineers of Ontario’s (CEO) Board of Directors’ Chair Elect steps into the role of Chair as Jeremy Carkner steps down to pursue a career path in a different industry. CEO appreciates the positive contributions Carkner has made over the years to the as...

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