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OAA Election Position Paper- Media Release

Toronto, ON --The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), for the first time, presents a list of election considerations for parties to consider in the 41st government. The Association is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary and is proud to continue to be the voice of the architectural profession in the Province of Ontario.
“With the Ontario Provincial election coming up soon” says OAA President, Bill Birdsell. “We want to ensure a number of important issues remain on the minds of those who will be elected.”
The Plan focuses on nine specific topics:
Design Excellence
Ending ‘Lowest bid’ Procurement
Protecting Public Safety
Reducing Costly Delays from the Site Plan Approval Process
Ending Large Scale Bundling
Transparency in P3s
Updating the Construction Lien Act
Keep the OMB
Leadership in Heritage Conservation
“Engagement is an important component in bringing about effective change,” says Birdsell. ”We are encouraging our members and the public to become familiar with the issues we have prioritized in order to together create a stronger, safer and more effective building industry.”
To view the paper, visit the OAA Website at
The Ontario Association of Architects is a self-regulating, self-governing profession under the Architects Act. The association governs its members and regulates the practice of architecture in Ontario in order that the public interest may be served and protected. As part of its regulatory mandate, the Association delivers a wide range of programs and services to its members and the public.
For more information or interviews please contact: 
Media Contact:
Marcia Cooper
Communications Specialist 
416-449-6898, ext. 210
Content Information:
Adam Tracey
Policy Advisor
416-449-6898, ext. 230

MR OAA Election Position Paper PDF