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CIQS Day on the Hill team

BACK ROW: Alexandra Parliament (Director, Marketing & Communications, CIQS) | Wyatt Clairmont, PQS | Michael Gabert, PQS(F) | David Dooks, PQS(F)

FRONT ROW: Amit Sharma, PQS | Sheila Lennon, CAE (Chief Executive Officer, CIQS) | Arif Ghaffur, PQS(F) (Chair, CIQS) | Tammy Stockley, PQS(F) (Vice-Chair, CIQS/Chair, External Relations Committee, CIQS) | Antoine Aurelis, PQS

Not pictured:
Will Greene (Manager, Policy and Government Relations, IMPACT Public Affairs)
Brandon Vieira (Public Affairs Associate, IMPACT Public Affairs)

November 15, 2022

On November 15, 2022, seven CIQS members participated in the first ever CIQS Day on the Hill, where they met with Federal MPs to advocate for PQS and CEC professionals and the quantity surveying profession in Canada. The purpose of this year's Day on the Hill was to raise awareness of CIQS and how our members are an integral part of the success of construction projects throughout its lifecycle.

The messaging was based on CIQS's pre-budget submission. Learn more about that on our Push Politics website at www.count-on-us.org.


The CIQS group met with the following in Ottawa:

  • Kelly Block, MP – Government Operations & Estimates Committee (Conservative)
  • Philip Lawrence, MP – Finance Committee (Conservative)
  • Churence Rogers, MP – Infrastructure Committee (Liberal)
  • Francesco Sorbara, MP – Natural Resources Committee (Liberal)
  • Arnold Viersen, MP (Conservative)
  • Amita Kuttner – Interim Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • Lianne Rood, MP (Conservative)
  • Ted Falk, MP – Natural Resources Committee (Conservative)
  • Ophelia John – Policy Advisor to Minister Helena Jaczek, Public Services and Procurement (Liberal)
  • Vance Badawey, MP – Infrastructure Committee (Liberal)
  • Shawn Driscoll - Stakeholder Relations Advisor, Leader of the Opposition’s Office
  • Andrew Swidzinski – Senior Policy Advisor, Leader of the Opposition’s Office
  • Brad Vis, MP – Industry Committee (Conservative)
  • Rechie Valdez, MP (Liberal)
  • Hon. Judy Sgro, MP – Chair Liaison Committee (Liberal)
  • Pat Kelly, MP – National Defence Committee (Conservative)
  • Blaine Calkins, MP – Procedure and House Affairs Committee (Conservative)