However, a bill that goes through the Senate can be passed by CBAs across the country: if Bill C-344, introduced by Liberal MP Ramesh Sangha, is passed, it would give the Minister of Public Services, Procurement and Accessibility the power to require government contractors to provide information about the community benefits that could result from the project. (British Columbia already has a CBA framework.) Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Toronto`s community profit network voted for 10 years in favor of a community charity agreement for the Woodbine Casino expansion. In fact, it was a local community organization that led the advocacy work. TVO.org regret the mistake. With a CBA, a developer commits to taking action, goals, and results in employment and acquisition in a community where development is taking place or with groups seeking justice in neighboring communities. Research tells us that there is no single answer to this question. On the contrary, there are a number of ways to define the community in relation to an infrastructure project. These include the possibility for CBAS to use billions of infrastructure investments to reap additional economic, social and environmental benefits. Such benefits would maximize the value of public dollars in addition to the benefits derived from the infrastructure itself. The local community has spent nearly 10 years committing to a CBA to be connected to the Woodbine Casino expansion, and Toronto City Council approved one last year. Residents identified a number of key needs, including staff involvement: 20 per cent of new hires must live in Etobicoke North`s federal riding, and 20 per cent must come from equity groups throughout the city.
And as with the Eglinton Crosstown project, 10% of the hours of trade and crafts must be done by community members or groups who aspire to justice. One Toronto Gaming, which operates a number of gaming facilities in the GTA, will also help build a $5 million daycare for the region $US. While the definition of community varies from project to project, these fundamental principles remain relevant to each project and at every stage of the community profit process. In short, the benefits for the Community are the additional social, economic or environmental benefits offered to local communities through the use of infrastructure funding. . . .