ACEC-Canada President & CEO Speaks in Saskatchewan

John Gamble spoke to an ACEC-SK audience on Oct 28 in Saskatoon, the morning after the 2015 Awards of Distinction Reception. He addressed a number of recent national achievements, plus shared information about issues he has observed that currently face the industry and the association.

In the run up to the federal election, through its micro-site VoteInfrastructure, ACEC-Canada elevated infrastructure investment as an election issue.  It also sought federal party positions about infrastructure investment.  Today, it is essential for ACEC to build a brand, develop new relationships, and frame advocacy agendas early with new Liberal government. ACEC has always taken a multi-partisan approach and is well placed to advance the interests of our members with the new government. The association anticipates a change in style and in the consultative nature of government.

Policy areas which could provide the greatest opportunity for ACEC advocacy will likely be:
•    Significant Infrastructure investment
•    Support for small business
•    Strengthened environmental policy
•    Flexibility for foreign workers, and
•    A pragmatic approach to international trade.

The national body has undertaken a member engagement survey that will assist ACEC focus on members’ current needs and priorities. ACEC is also looking at diversifying its revenue streams in conjunction with the provincial and territorial member organizations to improve opportunities to deliver association member services.  
ACEC-SK was very pleased to have John Gamble, ACEC President & CEO, attend the Awards Reception in addition to taking time the following morning to update ACEC-SK members about on-going national initiatives that benefit Saskatchewan members.

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