When: Monday, April 16, 2012
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
What: Consultation Meeting on Alternative Financing for Infrastructure
On April 16th, 2012, Canada West Foundation Senior Policy Analyst and Let’sTOC’s Lead Author, Casey G. Vander Ploeg will be presenting and participating in a discussion on alternative financing for infrastructure in Ottawa.
In Budget 2011, the Government of Canada committed to developing a long-term plan for public infrastructure that extends beyond the the Building Canada plan. The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced an engagement strategy and a steering committee to hear from subject matter experts and to develop Building for Prosperity – Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan.
The process is rolling out in three phases:
- Phase 1: Taking Stock (Fall 2011-Winter 2012)
- Phase 2: Identifying Priorities (Winter-Summer 2012)
- Phase 3: Informing the Next Agenda (Summer-Fall 2012)
Phase 2 of the steering committee’s work is currently in session, with the objective to build a long-term plan for infrastructure. As part of Phase 2, the steering committee is looking to identify key knowledge gaps and potential areas for research. The committee is co-chaired by Infrastructure Canada and the Province of Alberta, and includes senior-level representation from Engineers Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Construction Association, and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.
For more information on the Building for Prosperity – Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, click here.