Corridor across Northern Canada could carry roads, rail and power
Canadian Consulting Engineer
Researchers at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and CIRANO have been studying the potential of a Northern Corridor right-of-way across Canada. Andrei Sulzenko and G. Kent Fellows’ 81-page report was published by the university in May. They envision a multi-modal corridor far to the north of the existing east-west links. It would have contiguous space for road, rail, pipeline, electrical and communications infrastructure.
Northern corridor could reduce 'the cost of everything in the North,' says researcher
The concept of establishing a "northern corridor" to reduce the cost of living in Canada's North is moving ahead, with the publication of a new research report on the idea... Kent Fellows, a researcher with the University of Calgary and one of the report's authors, says it could have a big impact on northern communities, namely "lowering the cost of everything in the North."
Canada excels at cultivating unified opposition to energy initiatives but remains a laggard in developing a unified approach to energy and other national trade policies. That lack of cohesion in a vast country with a small population remains a major impediment to marketing and maximizing return on its resource riches.
Proposed Passage Through Northern Canada Could Help Isolated Arctic Communities
A corridor running for 7,000km (4,375 miles) through northern Canada could link communities, trade and natural resources with markets in the south and overseas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.
A 7,000-kilometre northern corridor in search of shared vision
Claude Montmarquette and Andrei Sulzenko
The Globe and Mail
Aside from some private-sector proposals (mainly pipelines), there are precious few examples of transportation infrastructure developments outside our major urban centres.The best way to address this lack of vision may well be through a bold approach being examined by researchers at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and CIRANO, a Quebec-based economic research organization.
Report says $100B 'Northern Corridor' project could cut cost of goods in North
The Canadian Press/Canadian Business
A group of academic researchers say a dedicated, cross-Canada corridor for roads, rail, pipelines and communications lines could cost $100 billion to build. The researchers from the University of Calgary’s school of public policy say creating the corridor to transport goods and people would eliminate the need for multiple reviews of pipeline and transportation projects, allowing governments to review and consult with aboriginal groups on the correct path for a right-of-way where projects could then be built.
Proposed 7,000-kilometre resource corridor would improve life in Canada's North, researchers say
The Globe and Mail
The Northern Corridor would link Canada's people, goods and natural resources with overseas and southern markets, and boost sovereignty and development in vast swaths of the country that are economically isolated, concludes the first feasibility study of the concept. The idea was launched a year ago by the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy and Montreal's Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations.
It’s time to look seriously at a new approach to infrastructure
Jack Mintz and Claude Montmarquette
The Globe and Mail Canada has a major opportunity to position itself for sustained growth in the decades ahead. This opportunity is the creation of a new Northern Corridor, a multimodal infrastructure project (road, rail, pipeline, electricity generation and transmission, air and seaport facilities). It would connect Canada from sea to sea to sea and allow tidewater access to international markets for our renewable and non-renewable commodities.