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.
Understanding consultation and engagement of Indigenous Peoples in resource development: A policy framing approach
Brendan Boyd and Sophie Lorefice
Canadian Public Administration Volume 61 • Issue 4 • December 2018
Understanding the conflict over consultation emerges because actors frame the issues differently is an important first step in improving consultation and engagement with Indigenous groups in resource development decisions. This paper discusses the use of a policy framing approach to provide insight into why disputes may occur surrounding resource development projects and Indigenous Peoples. The authors present different frames likely to be present in resource development and consultation and compare these using publicly available documents produced by Indigenous groups and communities, governments and industry.
Economic loss analysis to Prince Edward Island resulting from a prolonged closure of the Confederation Bridge
G. Kent Fellows, Michelle Patterson, Amy MacFarlane, Lukas Marriott, Andrew Carrothers, and Jurgen Krause
Canadian Journal of Regional Science 41 (1/3), 29-41. August 2018. The article models the economy of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and its dependency on value of goods, services and people moving in both directions across the Confederation Bridge (linking PEI with mainland New Brunswick).
Opening Canada’s North: A Study of Trade Costs in the Territories
G. Kent Fellows and Trevor Tombe
The School of Public Policy Publications Volume 11 • Issue 17 • November 2018
In this paper, the authors estimate trade costs in Canada's North and find that policy-relevant trade costs (those trade costs that policy changes may help lower) are substantial. The paper presents several measures of the internal and international trade costs faced by Canadian provinces and territories and, using these estimates, describes results of a series of counterfactual simulation experiments using a computable general equilibrium model of the Canadian economy. Download is in English and French.
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. Download is in English and French.
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.