Trans Mountain expansion project: Canadian Construction Association asks government to restore confidence in Canada
OTTAWA, August 31, 2018 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is appealing to all parties involved in the Trans Mountain project to come together to negotiate an acceptable path forward.
The recent ruling by the Federal Court of Appeals to quash the Trans Mountain expansion project is a blow to investor and public confidence in Canada.
CCA has long advocated for sustainable development, recognizing the need to balance environmental and economic considerations in the decision-making process. The Court’s decision has put Canada’s reputation with the Canadian and international business communities at risk. “We are asking the federal government to take the necessary actions to address the issues that led to that decision to move forward collaboratively with the Trans Mountain expansion project,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA’s president.
“The construction industry is a significant contributor to the Canadian economy, and CCA’s members are committed to working with the federal government and stakeholders to advance this Canadian infrastructure project that will generate significant economic opportunity and benefits for all Canadians,” added Mary. “In order to attract these kinds of major projects, the federal government must create a climate of confidence in Canada, based on predictable and comprehensive approval and inclusive consultation processes.”
Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the national voice for the construction industry in Canada representing over 20,000 member firms in an integrated structure of some 63 local and provincial construction associations. Construction employs close to 1.4 million people and generates about $120 billion to the economy annually.
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