We Need a Canadian Infrastructure Bank

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi taking a close look at starting up a Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to support the federal government’s $125-billion program over the next 10 years, it’s important to understand how this new bank could function most effectively.

That's why I am pleased to share an important new report RCCAO recently released on how a CIB can better finance and deliver public infrastructure investments. The report is titled Creating an Effective Canadian Infrastructure Bank. It was written by Associate Professor Matti Siemiatycki of the University of Toronto.

Many in our industry are interested in this topic because the federal government has some crucial decisions in the near future and is under a lot of pressure to make the correct choices. We think this report will assist Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Sohi in implementing a well-designed infrastructure bank. Click here for a copy of the report.

For other research reports, please visit www.rccao.com.

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