CIQS Day on the Hill team

BACK ROW: Kevin Drake, PQS | David Dooks, PQS(F) | Carl Pedersen, PQS

FRONT ROW: Sheila Lennon, CAE (Chief Executive Officer, CIQS) | Tammy Stockley, PQS(F) (Vice-Chair, CIQS/Chair, External Relations Committee, CIQS) | Wyatt Clairmont, PQS
The CIQS group met with the following in Ottawa:
  • Craig Docksteader, Director of Policy to Senator Don Plett (Conservative)
  • Brad Vis, MP - International Trade Committee (Conservative)
  • Francesco Sorbara, MP - Natural Resources Committee (Conservative)
  • Darren Fisher, MP (Liberal)
  • Tony Van Bynen, MP - Industry and Technology Committee (Liberal)
  • Colin Carrie, MP - International Trade Committee (Conservative)
  • Zachary Nixon, Policy Advisor to the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Minister Mary Ng (Liberal)
  • Churence Rogers, MP - Transport and Infrastructure Committee (Liberal)
  • Ted Falk, MP - Natural Resources Committee (Conservative)
  • James Bezan, MP (Conservative)
  • Damien Kurek, MP - International Trade Committee (Conservative)
  • Jim Quinn, Senator - Senate transport and communications committee (Canadian Senate Group)
  • Joanne Thompson, MP (Liberal)
  • John Aldag, MP - Chair Natural Resources Committee (Liberal)

On May 3-4, 2023 CIQS traveled back to Ottawa for a Mini Day on the Hill where they met with MPs and other government officials to discuss how Professional Quantity Surveyors can help deliver sustainable value to tomorrow's infrastructure needs, and how their expertise offers insight into how to gain the greatest return on public investment.

The messaging was in part based on the CIQS 2023 Pre-Budget Submission to Finance Canada.  Read the full submission here.


The team also met with some key stakeholders while they were in Ottawa:
  • Ken Lancastle (COO of Mechanical Contractors)
  • Richard n. Hayter (Director, Community Relations - Canada's Building Trades Council)
  • William Greene (Manage of Government Relations at Electricity Canada Ottawa, ON)