Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility

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Canada's National Infrastructure Corridor – What is it and why is it important?

We often hear reports about Canada’s infrastructure Corridor. The concept of a national corridor existed before “pipeline politics” was a hot topic. This session will explore the history and why it’s an important topic for Canadians. 

PANEL MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Shane Getson, Alberta MLA

Shane grew up on a small mixed farm in Alberta, was a logger, labourer, and equipment operator.  He became a Civil Engineering Technologist, and then went to work on Major Project teams for the next 25 years as a Project Coordinator, Construction Manager, Project Manager, General Manger, and Sr. Manager.  He was used often for strategic planning and project recovery roles managing teams in Canada and the US.  He is a private pilot, firearms enthusiast, Husband, and Father of 4 children.

Shane was elected MLA for the constituency of Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland in April 2019 and serves on several committees including the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship, Vice-Chair of the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, Capital Region Caucus, Northern Rural Caucus, Vice Chair of the Skilled Trades Caucus, Skills for Jobs Task Force, Energy Caucus, Affordable Housing Action Group, Red Tape Reduction Task Force, and as an integral part of the Premier’s Economic Relaunch Strategy, will lead a task force to work with industry and other orders of government on advancing the goal of national and regional energy and resources corridors.

John Gamble, President & CEO, Consulting Engineers Canada

John Gamble is a licensed professional engineer who is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert and spokesperson on engineering, business and public policy.

Mr. Gamble’s success is built upon combined experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Before joining the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) as president and CEO, he held management and executive positions in a number of professional and industry associations. Prior to that, Mr. Gamble served as a senior advisor to cabinet ministers in the Ontario provincial government. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Queen's University and spent the first 10 years of his career practicing environmental engineering in a leading consulting firm serving both public and private sector clients.

Throughout his career, John Gamble has promoted the importance of engineering to our social, economic and environmental quality of life to a wide range of industry, government, academic and public organizations. In 2006, he became the first recipient of the ACEC Chair's Award for his “exceptional contribution to the consulting engineering industry.” In 2019 he was recognized for his contribution to engineering excellence by the Queen's University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science as part of its 125th anniversary.

Andrew Macklin, Editorial Director Actual Media (ReNew Canada/Water Canada)

Andrew Macklin is the Editorial Director at Toronto's Actual Media, leading the company's content development team in the infrastructure, water, and environment industries, including the company's flagship publications ReNew Canada and Water Canada. A jack-of-all-trades media and communications professional with nearly two decades experience creating print, audio, and video content, his extensive portfolio also includes senior roles in municipal, provincial and federal election campaigns, as well as holding multiple leadership positions within local and provincial not-for-profit organizations.

Macklin is a regular voice on the national and international conference circuit, speaking on issues such as asset management, infrastructure project pipelines, water industry innovation, and industry investment opportunities. He is a regular contributor to provincial and national media outlets on public sector infrastructure issues, including appearances on CBC: The National, CTV’s Power Play and CBC Power and Politics.


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