To recognize the contributions of dedicated workers in public works and infrastructure, Ontario in Canada has declared the week of  May 15 to 21, 2011, to be National Public Works Week for the province.

A big Thank-You to these wonderful workers for their great works in areas of public necessities which include:

  • Pipes that deliver safe drinking water

Let’s celebrate National Public Works Week for the following positive results due to investment in public works and infrastructure projects:

  • Ontario has invested $62 billion in infrastructure since 2003, creating or supporting over 80,000 jobs on average per year.
  • Over the next three years, the province plans to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure, creating and supporting over 300,000 jobs.

Please click here to find out what infrastructure projects are being built in your community.

Happy National Public Works Week in Ontario!

National Public Works Week in Ontario: May 15 to 21, 2011

National Public Works Week in Ontario: May 15 to 21, 2011

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

News Release

National Public Works Week Declared in Ontario

May 17, 2011

McGuinty Government Recognizes Contributions Of Public Works Workers

May 15 to 21, 2011 has been declared National Public Works Week in Ontario.

The week recognizes the dedicated men and women who contribute to public works and infrastructure across the province. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the essential role that public works plays in building vibrant communities and strong, local economies.

Examples of public works and infrastructure in Ontario communities include:

Investing in Ontario’s roads, highways, transit, hospitals and schools is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow local economies and ensure the province remains strong and competitive for years to come.

QUOTES

“This occasion provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of investing in public works and infrastructure projects. Our government greatly appreciates the work of the dedicated men and women in public works and welcomes the opportunity to acknowledge them.”

– Bob Chiarelli
Minister of Infrastructure

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has invested $62 billion in infrastructure since 2003, creating or supporting over 80,000 jobs on average per year.
  • Over the next three years, the province plans to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure, creating and supporting over 300,000 jobs.

CONTACT

Seirge LeBlanc
Minister’s Office
416-327-7226
Seirge.LeBlanc@ontario.ca

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