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Aecon's Vice President of Safety and Insurance Chosen to Join WSIB Board

Nov 15, 2006

Toronto, Ontario –November 15, 2006: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that Mike Archambault, Aecon's Vice President of Safety and Insurance has been chosen by the Ontario government to join the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Board of Directors.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario. The appointment fills a vacant seat on the board and takes affect immediately.

“I look forward to working with all stakeholders of the WSIB to meet the challenge of improved worker safety in Ontario,” said Mike Archambault, Vice President, Safety and Insurance, Aecon Group Inc. “We have a very clear and significant mandate -- to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

In his role at Aecon, Mr. Archambault is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all Health and Safety and Insurance matters at Aecon. Additionally he assists the various business units with Labour Relations. 

Prior to joining Aecon in 1996, Mr. Archambault worked approximately 20 years with the Ontario Ministry of Labour as a Health and Safety Inspector, Manager and Mediator/Advisor. He holds two professional designations (CRSP and CHRP), and chairs the Workers Compensation Committee for the Council of Construction Associations of Ontario.

“Mike will bring remarkable value to the board with his extensive experience in and commitment to workplace safety,” said John Beck, Chairman and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. “Everyone at Aecon is extremely proud of Mike's appointment.”

Aecon Group Inc. is Canada's largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and internationally.