According to Statistics Canada, 81% of Canada’s total population lives in urban centres. With this concentration of population, cities play an important role in the economic growth and development of the country.
What infrastructure do cities need to be successful? How can their role be best supported by other levels of government? How can investment in infrastructure be targeted to maximize economic benefit while maintaining fiscal discipline?
September 16, 2015
Chaired by Professor Emeritus Caroline Andrew
Guests: Eric Champagne (uOttawa, Centre on Governance), Luc Turgeon (uOttawa), Steve Pomeroy (Carleton University’s Centre for Urban Research and Education (CURE)),Mayor Pedneaud-Jobin (Gatineau), Mayor Vrbanovic (Kitchener), Catherine McKenna (Liberal Party Candidate), Emilie Taman (NDP Candidate)
Keynote: Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, AB (via Facebook Live)
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