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Federal transport minister calls proposed $100B Northern Corridor 'an appealing concept'

Federal transport minister calls proposed $100B Northern Corridor 'an appealing concept'

Kelly Provost

CBC News

The lead researcher for a proposed Northern Corridor across Canada says the project is "building momentum." Dr. Jennifer Winter, a researcher with the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, said she and her colleagues are pitching a national right-of-way that could be used for road, rail, pipeline, electrical transmission and communication infrastructure.

 

Canada's Northern Corridor Concept

Canada's Northern Corridor Concept

Greg Sharp

High North News

An ambitious infrastructure project designed to better integrate Canada’s North could bring substantial benefits—economic and otherwise.

 

Northern corridor research has 'merit,' say Tory politicians who want to see Liberal support

Northern corridor research has 'merit,' say Tory politicians who want to see Liberal support

Neil Moss

The Hill Times

A dedicated trade corridor for the North and its closest neighbours would spur economic development for the country's most remote regions, say Tory politicians who are frustrated with the government's refusal to support a proposal that already has the endorsement of a Senate committee.

 

Net neutrality, northern infrastructure and fertility costs on Hill agenda

Net neutrality, northern infrastructure and fertility costs on Hill agenda

Kady O'Malley

iPolitics

School of Public Policy researchers Kent Fellows and Robert Mansell reveal how a “inadequate infrastructure … is choking off Canada’s north,” as detailed in a new report that, as per the advisory, will offer a “deep dive” into the costs — to indigenous [sic] peoples and communities, territorial economies and Canada itself.

 

Why Canada needs continued investment in transportation infrastructure

Why Canada needs continued investment in transportation infrastructure

Kent Fellows

The Globe and Mail
Not since Sir John A. Macdonald's National Policy in the 1870s has Canada had such an opportunity to build such a monumental infrastructure project with the potential to transform the country's economy.

Senators boost Northern Corridor infrastructure plan

Senators boost Northern Corridor infrastructure plan

Don Wall

Daily Commercial News

A Senate committee has issued a report supporting the creation of a Northern Corridor, a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure proposal to establish a 7,000-kilometre multi-modal right-of-way across Canada’s mid north. If developed it could unlock resource wealth, transport existing products to market and create a breakthrough in living conditions and opportunities for northern First Nations people.

 

What should a transportation strategy for the north look like?

What should a transportation strategy for the north look like?

Up North

CBC Radio

The province is looking at developing a multi-model transportation strategy for northern Ontario. Kent Fellows, a researcher with the University of Calgary who specializes in transportation, weighs in.

 

Considering the Corridor: Is a northern transportation network possible?

Considering the Corridor: Is a northern transportation network possible?

Carolyn Stokes

CBC News

A report from the University of Calgary is renewing a decades-old conversation about the pros and cons of a Northern Corridor, a massive transportation network that aims to reduce the cost of moving goods to and from northern communities, including in Labrador.

 

Why barriers to trade between provinces leave us all poorer

Why barriers to trade between provinces leave us all poorer

Trevor Tombe

Maclean's

In a report released Tuesday morning, Canada’s Senate makes a strong case that artificial economic walls between provinces have no place in our confederation. These walls are not tariffs or quotas, of course, but countless thousands of sometimes minor differences in rules and regulations. Such differences make it hard to operate across borders and equally hard for goods and services to move freely.

 

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.