Industry associations gain political ground
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General HVAC Systems Management Plumbing
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) report that they held another highly successful joint Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa sponsored by Senator Donald Plett. Key executives of both associations met with numerous senior officials and Parliamentarians to enhance the profile of the industry in government circles and discuss two key items of mutual concern, specifically the need for Prompt Payment Legislation in Canada (Bill S-224) and Uniform and Harmonized Model Codes and Regulations for Canada & Canada/USA.
Parliamentarians and other key officials that the team met with included:
Phillip Rizcallah, director, Canadian Codes Centre, Andre Laroche manager technical solutions (Codes manager), Patrique Tardif, technical advisor – Plumbing Code, National Research Council; members of the Regulatory Cooperation Council; NRCan staff; Jonathan Nellis, Economic Officer, U.S. Department of State, United States Embassy; and more than 30 Members of Parliament.
By engaging with so many influential officials and elected representatives, CIPH and MCA Canada were able to drive home their positions on the need for Prompt Payment Legislation and for Uniform and Harmonized Model Codes and Regulations for Canada & Canada/USA. In addition, the meetings reinforced the status of both associations as the “go-to voice” for regulators, government officials and other key influencers who deal with issues affecting the industry.
“This initiative is a powerful demonstration of the strength of CIPH in representing the industry in front of those making important regulatory decisions that impact all of us. 2017’s event resulted in new contacts, fresh, innovative ideas and tangible progress on several priority issues for CIPH and MCA Canada. An outstanding Day on the Hill!” said CIPH chairman, Bill Palamar of Weil McLain Canada.
The CIPH/MCA Canada Parliamentary Day of Awareness is held annually. Click here for a complete copy of the CIPH/MCA Canada Parliamentary Day of Awareness Briefing Document.
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