Starting this week, and leading up to our 3rd Annual Canada 2020 Conference, we will be releasing some of the ‘Big Ideas’ central of our upcoming report, ‘Being Innovative’. Today: rethinking how we finance infrastructure investment in Canada.
Infrastructure is central to every aspect of life in Canada. It’s a key driver of productivity and growth in a modern economy and it contributes to the health and well-being of Canadian citizens. It is a method for enabling communication and sharing of information between citizens. It is a means for providing core services such as water, electricity and energy and is a shaper of how our communities grow and contribute to our collective social fabric.
The mayors of Canada’s biggest cities have a clear-eyed focus on Canada’s challenges. They also know that they don’t have the money to fix these challenges alone. In meeting mayors in Toronto, I heard about traffic congestion, affordable housing and integrating new immigrants to Canada – the vast majority of which end up in […]
Photos from Canada 2020’s first ever event in Vancouver, featuring Gregor Robertson (Mayor of Vancouver), Naheed Nenshi (Mayor of Calgary), R.T. Rybak (Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee) and Anne Golden (Chair of Evergreen CityWorks).
1. Introduction Infrastructure is central to every aspect of life in Canada. As a key driver of productivity and growth in a modern economy, as a contributor to the health and well-being of Canadian citizens, as a critical component of transporting goods and services across the country. It is a method for enabling communication and […]