Ottawa Report

This newsletter is sent out bi-weekly when Parliament is in session to inform our Canadian members about the latest federal legislative and regulatory news which affects public works and public works professionals in Canada.

March 13

  • Spring 2023 Budget Date Set
  • New Tool for Climatic Variables in Building Design
  • Second Public Review of Changes to the National Building Code Now Open
  • Finance Committee Releases 2023 Pre-Budget Report
  • Committee Study to Focus on Resilient Infrastructure
  • Inter-City Bus Transportation Under Scrutiny by House Committee
  • High Frequency Rail Service Takes Another Step Forward
  • Major Upgrades to Moncton Infrastructure with $36.3 Million in Funding
  • Over $556 million for Recovery Costs in British Columbia Floods
  • Water and Wastewater Upgrades in Springhill, Nova Scotia
  • Funding for St. John’s Corporate Climate Plan
  • Projects to Reduce Climate Impacts on Rail Sector Announced
  • $9 million for Disaster Mitigation in London
  • Water and Wastewater Upgrades in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
  • HVAC Upgrades Funded for Wawanesa Rec Centre
  • President Biden to Visit Ottawa

February 20

  • Second Public Review of Changes to the National Building Code Begins Soon
  • CRTC Improving Pole Access for Better Broadband Competition
  • Main and Supplementary Estimates Tabled in the House
  • Senate Committee Studying Impacts on Critical Infrastructure
  • Over $1 Million in Funding for Solar Panels on Municipal Building in Nova Scotia
  • $1.7 Million in Funding for Community Buildings in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Improved Public Transit Funding in Pictou County
  • Active Transport Funding in Calgary
  • Upcoming Spring Budget

February 13

  • CPWA Makes Formal Submission to Department of Finance 2023 Pre-Budget Consultation
  • Canada and Ontario Teaming to Build Largest Electricity Battery Storage Project
  • Applications Open for Green Building Retrofits
  • New Round of National Building Code Consultations Open
  • Report Released on Labour Shortages
  • $2.3 Million for Skills Centre in Trail, BC
  • Over $1.1. Million for Community Projects in the Yukon
  • House to Recess for Two Weeks

February 6

  • First Net-Zero Advisory Body Annual Report Released
  • Three Major Canada Infrastructure Bank Investments Announced
  • Canada Disability Benefit Act Passes Third Reading in the House
  • Upcoming Debates
  • Report on Future of Hybrid Parliament Tabled
  • Order Paper Question Details Investments by the Canada Infrastructure Banks
  • Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund Accepting Applications
  • Applications Open for Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program
  • Public Safety to Establish Canada-wide Flood Risk Awareness Portal
  • NRCan Call for Proposals for Codes Acceleration Fund
  • Spring Budget Will Be a Key Test of Confidence in Government

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