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Industry seeks action plan from government on housing- and trade-enabling infrastructure in Budget 2024

CCA calls on federal government to invest in infrastructure to drive economy forward

As Canadians and businesses continue wrestling with inflation, housing affordability and global supply chain issues, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) submitted the industry’s recommendations to the federal government in advance of Budget 2024.

Focused on highlighting the vital link between housing and essential social and public infrastructure, CCA’s submission details the overlooked but fundamental importance of long-term infrastructure investment and strategic policies that empower the construction industry to contribute to Canada’s long-term prosperity.    

CCA’s recommendations call on the federal government to:

  • Recognize the essential role of housing-enabling infrastructure in addressing the Canadian housing shortage and allocate the necessary funding for its development.
  • Outline and announce the next steps of the Government of Canada’s long-term infrastructure investment strategy, previously alluded to in Budget 2023 and the Fall Economic Statement.
  • Continue to update and modernize the Government of Canada’s tendering and procurement models.
  • Continue to partner with our industry in addressing the workforce shortage including the modernization of Canada’s immigration system.

CCA is the national voice of Canada’s institutional, commercial, industrial and civil (ICIC) construction industry – a leading industry in Canada, employing more than 1.6 million Canadians and contributing to 7.4 per cent of Canada’s GDP. CCA represents more than 18,000 members drawn from 62 local and provincial integrated partner associations across Canada.

For more on the work CCA is currently focused on to address the issues covered, please email Louis-Philippe Champagne, Director of Government Relations, or Mario Baker, Assistant Manager of Economics and Policy Development.