The Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program includes multiple studies, across several areas of expertise, to address the many facets of the corridor concept including financial, legal, geographical, socio-economic, environmental, regulatory, governance and policy dimensions. The purpose is to provide the information and analysis necessary to establish the feasibility of the Canadian Northern Corridor.
Gains from Trade for Canada’s North: The Case for a Northern Infrastructure Corridor
G. Kent Fellows and Trevor Tombe
The School of Public Policy Publications Volume 10 • Issue 2 • November 2018
This paper makes the economic case for establishing an east-west trade corridor in Canada’s North. Authors discuss the magnitude and consequences of trade costs with and between Canada’s territories. They find the per-mile trade costs are 45 per cent larger for the territories than the provinces, suggesting lower quality infrastructure is an important cause. The gains from lowering such costs are huge.
Planning for Infrastructure to Realize Canada’s Potential: The Corridor Concept
Andrei Sulzenko and G. Kent Fellows
The School of Public Policy Publications Volume 9 • Issue 22 • November 2016
This is the landmark study that provides the framework for deeper inquiry into the Canadian Northern Corridor concept. The study outlines the corridor concept and its application to advancing infrastructure to promote continued growth and prosperity for Canada. Download is in English and French.