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PEGO Position Paper on Public Safety and Election Survey Questions

PEGO is reaching out to the Ontario political parties in preparation of the upcoming provincial election.  A series of questions has been drafted along with position papers on the topic of public safety and PEGO members as protectors of the public purse.  Please read PEGO’s survey questions and a public safety position paper.

PEGO Position Paper on Public Safety

PEGO Election Survey Questions

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PEGO comments on MOECC proposal posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry

PEGO is commenting on a proposal by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry.

This MOECC posting includes a proposal to amend Ontario’s local air quality regulation and PEGO is recommending the formation of a new multi-disciplinary engineering team to enhance the protection of public safety in the vicinity of complex  industrial facilities.

The details comments can be accessed by clicking the following link:

PEGO comments on MOECC Proposal with EBR Registry # 013-0903

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Government Engineers Support Regulatory Action to Investigate Nipigon River Bridge Failure

Professional Engineers of Government Ontario (PEGO) said the licensing and regulatory body for engineers in the province is taking the right steps

Toronto – (Nov 01, 2016) The association that represents professional engineers and land surveyors that work for the Government of Ontario (PEGO), are backing Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulatory body for engineers in the province, and the recent decision to investigate the Nipigon River Bridge case.

“We support PEO undertaking this investigation as part of their Regulatory mandate to ensure public safety and the proper practice of Professional Engineering,” said Ping Wu, President of PEGO.

“PEGO encourages PEO to examine all areas of the project including, design, construction and oversight, and the management of these aspects to ensure their review is comprehensive,” said Mr. Wu.

Last month, PEGO released a full statement in response to the government’s joint report on the Nipigon River Bridge, making the case that better oversight of outsourced projects is required.

The report also made several recommendations to safeguard the maintenance and future construction of bridges and highways.

For the full PEGO report, view here: Time for Oversight

About Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO)

Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO) is recognized as the exclusive bargaining unit consisting of all Professional Engineers, Engineers in Training and Ontario Land Surveyors, who are employed in their professional capacity and who are public servants appointed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.

For additional information, please contact:

Professional Engineers Government of Ontario

Tel: 416-726-6298 | Email: ping.wu@pego.on.ca

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Government engineers say it’s time for oversight 

Nipigon Bridge report overwhelming points to areas for improvement, says experts 

Toronto – (September 23, 2016) Proper oversight is key to negating future risk says PEGO, the bargaining unit and association of professional engineers and land surveyors that work for the Government of Ontario, in response to the government’s joint statement on Nipigon River Bridge released yesterday.

“PEGO commends the task force for completing the investigation and fulfilling a mandate in identifying what occurred with the Nipigon River Bridge incident,” said Ping Wu, President of PEGO.

“However, in addition to this report, we would strongly encourage the government to inspect how the management of external contracted projects impacts outcomes both for the safety of Ontarians and cost to taxpayers,” said Mr. Wu.

PEGO released a full report on the issue, making several recommendations to safeguard the maintenance and future construction of bridges and highways.

With the Ontario government aggressively pursuing an Infrastructure program unprecedented in its magnitude and complexity, PEGO asserts that greater resources for proper oversight are badly needed.

In comparison, the Ministry of Transportation in Quebec has 800 engineers who are responsible for approximately two thirds the amount of infrastructure that Ministry of Transportation in Ontario oversees with just 350 engineers.

For the full PEGO report, view here: Time for Oversight

http://www.pego.on.ca/time-for-oversight/

About Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO)

Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO) is recognized as the exclusive bargaining unit consisting of all Professional Engineers, Engineers in Training and Ontario Land Surveyors, who are employed in their professional capacity and who are public servants appointed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.

For additional information, please contact:

Ping Wu, P.Eng.
President
Professional Engineers Government of Ontario

416.726.6298| T. 416.784.1284 | E. ping.wu@pego.on.ca