Cement and concrete industry calls on federal government to prioritize strategic spending to provide needed boost for municipal infrastructure projects

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN CANADA Ottawa, May 28, 2020 – Heads of Canada’s cement and concrete industry today released a Joint Declaration calling on the federal government to prioritize construction and strategic infrastructure spending to help boost Canada’s economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “A successful economic recovery will…

Building a Successful Covid-19 Economic Recovery in Canada -- Joint Declaration by CEOs of the Canadian Cement and Concrete Industry

As Canada emerges from the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic that forced unprecedented health and safety measures, it will be important for the public and private sectors to work together to stimulate economic growth, jobs and confidence to quickly reverse the economic downturn and build a more resilient country. At the heart of a…

Jim Mutrie – In Memoriam

Jim Mutrie, a long-time member of the CSA A23.3 Design of Concrete Structures Technical Committee, passed away on December 23, 2019. Jim was a tower of strength on the Committee for nearly 40 years where, for over 20 years, he capably chaired the Seismic Design Subcommittee. As a managing partner of Jones Kwong Kishi, Jim…

Concrete best long-term choice for pavement -- Opinion piece submitted to and published by the Winnipeg Free Press

November 15, 2019 Op-Ed Submission to the Winnipeg Free Press   Concrete still best-in-class value for taxpayers, roads and the environment By Linton Mounk, P. Eng., President, Concrete Manitoba, and Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada   We commend the City of Winnipeg’s commitment to find the best value for money for…

Government policies are misdirecting efforts to reduce GHGs from buildings – Opinion by Michael MCSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada, April 2019

The construction, operation and decommissioning of our buildings and infrastructure account for approximately 40% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. For those involved in climate policy, it is self-evident that building practices need to change – our buildings must become lower carbon and more resilient to our changing climate. Governments and many in the building…