Infrastructure Spending

Are Metro Vancouver Municipalities Really As Poor As They Claim?

Charles Lammam | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

Asking for more money is common among municipal officials. Despite soaring transfers from higher level governments, municipalities repeatedly claim they need more because their revenue sources lack growth potential. So how has municipal revenue actually performed over the last 10 years in Metro Vancouver?

Transparency Is the Solution to Canada's Dysfunctional Government

Deborah Coyne | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

Canadians are disengaged from political processes because Canada's political institutions and leadership are no longer accountable and responsive to their needs. This arises from the dysfunctional and opaque terms of relations between various levels of government.

Rebuilding Confidence When Our Infrastructure Is Crumbling

Deborah Coyne | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Deborah Coyne

Recently, two major transportation arteries in Montreal have been disrupted because of partial structural collapses. These events are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of crumbling bridges, tunnels, roads, and sewers, and inadequate municipal transit and water purification systems across Canada.