Former Lougheed Era Minister Calls for Increased Capital Spending

In an editorial in the Edmonton Journal Monday Marvin Moore, who served as minister of both Municipal Affairs and Transportation in the Lougheed government called on Premier Jim Prentice to maintain and increase capital funding in the face of economic concerns.

Moore said, “It would make sense and be a good economic decision for Prentice and his team to expand capital construction over the next two or three years rather than put more pressure on the economy by cutting back.”

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ACA Annual General Meeting

On Friday the annual general meeting of the Alberta Construction Association will take place.  The meeting will feature the introduction of the new board including the new chairman. The ACA looks forward to working with the new board and we congratulate outgoing Chairman Scott Matheson who has served with great distinction.

ACA Talks With Advanced Education Minister

ACA Vice-Chair Paul Verhesen and Executive Director Ken Gibson met with Advanced Education Minister Don Scott on Monday. Once again the ACA was able to reach out to the government minister in a cordial atmosphere.

As part of their discussion the pair brought up the past partnerships with the Alberta government and advocated for continued success.  The ACA also reiterated its advice to the Minister as outlined in the letter sent to him last fall.

Please see attached letter.