June 24, 2011
Allan Rock, President of university of Ottawa, Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre, Phil McNeely, MPP Ottawa Orleans, Madeleine Meilleur, MPP Ottawa—Vanier, Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, Duncan Watt, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Carleton University, Bob Gillett, President of Algonquin College
Ontario has released Building Together, a long-term infrastructure plan that will create jobs, strengthen the economy and help communities of all sizes meet the needs of local families.
The plan includes investments in:
Strategic investments in these areas will ensure that Ontario remains competitive in the global economy and will help to meet the needs of Ontarians as the population grows, ages and diversifies.
Building Together will also make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. Investments will be targeted to key modern infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for Ontario families.
"This plan continues to build on the province's infrastructure investments by providing us with a road map for the next decade. We know that infrastructure is an asset worth investing in and maintaining for the good of everyone."
- Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
"A 10-Year Plan setting out the Government's priorities allows contractors to effectively plan their capital investments in plant, equipment and materials. It helps to ensure that a well-trained workforce is available when it is needed."
- Rob Bradford, Executive Director, Ontario Road Builders' Association
"The McGuinty Government's unprecedented infrastructure investments over the past few years have kept Ontario's general contractors working and creating jobs for Ontarians. With the Building Together plan, the government is clearly recognizing the value of infrastructure as a long term investment in the economy and the future of Ontario."
- Clive Thurston, President, Ontario General Contractors Association