Consulting Engineers of Ontario elevated its profile as a trusted partner among Members of Provincial Parliament at its inaugural Queen’s Park Day on Oct. 5. CEO’s 15 representatives and staff met with officials to raise awareness of the issues crucial to the consulting engineering industry.
“Consulting engineers work closely with the provincial government and its agencies, and the services we provide have enormous impacts on in the people of Ontario,” says Barry Steinberg, chief executive officer of CEO. “CEO is the only voice representing the business interests of consulting engineers. This day at Queen’s Park was an important opportunity to foster relationships with MPPs and collaboratively seek ways to build a sustainable relationship between government and our industry.
Decision makers from all three parties representing economic development, employment and infrastructure, transportation, finance and Attorney General portfolios met with CEO leadership.
The discussions focused on the issues pertaining to the proper planning of infrastructure investment, contract language and undertakings of public infrastructure projects.
The evening reception sponsored by Etobicoke Centre MPP Yvan Baker was a great success drawing more than 100 attendees, a CEO news release said.
On behalf of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Baker presented the Certificate of Recognition to Barry Steinberg and Bruce Potter, chair of CEO board of directors for contributions Consulting Engineers make to improving quality of life for Ontarians.