Engineers Canada actively pursues positive relations with the federal government, and direct influence on federal public policy, legislation, regulations and actions that have the potential to affect public safety or the profession of engineering in Canada.
Engineers Canada is proactive in its response to national policy initiatives and issues, and works collaboratively with the federal government on key legislation and regulations.
To implement its program, Engineers Canada employs a full-time government relations manager and has a Government Relations Committee. The Committee’s mandate is to review and prioritize issues that are either relevant to the engineering profession in Canada, or have the potential to affect public safety. It also develops position statements on priority issues for consideration and adoption by the Engineers Canada Board of Directors.
So far, Engineers Canada has adopted position statements on a range of issues that are high on the federal government agenda. Engineers Canada also participates actively in national issues by presenting briefs to the federal government, House of Commons and Senate Committees and various Members of Parliament.
For more information on Engineers Canada’s federal government relations program, contact our government relations manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Budget 2013 Summary: The federal budget was tabled in the House of Commons on March 21, 2013, by Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty.
National Position Statements