St. Albert, Alberta…Len Bracko, a candidate in the Senate election, sees Canada’s infrastructure debt as a key issue that must be addressed.
“Investing in infrastructure helps to stabilize our fragile economy during uncertain economic times and also enables business to prosper,” says Bracko, who is currently a Councillor for the City of St. Albert and Board Member with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). “Through my role and interests, I am well versed on the challenges Canada faces with its infrastructure and I agree with the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Denis Lebel, that public infrastructure has always been, and will continue to be, a key driver of Canada’s success as a nation.”
Bracko knows that highways, roads, water distribution and treatment facilities, energy generation and distribution are key parts of our infrastructure that enable Canada to have a competitive economy.
“Although excellent progress has been made in addressing municipal infrastructure needs, I continue to keep this issue in the forefront as 50 per cent of our public infrastructure will have reached the end of its lifespan in only 15 years,” adds Bracko. As infrastructure is developed, Bracko would like to see the cost-of-life cycle maintenance and replacement of infrastructure built into a long-term plan so appropriate financial planning can be realized.
During Bracko’s 10 years as a Committee Member and Alberta Director with FCM, he has participated in planning, brought forward motions, lobbied and collaborated with the Government of Canada to secure infrastructure funds for municipalities across Canada.
To read more about Bracko and his goals and accomplishments, visit www.lenbracko.ca.
Candidate for the Senate