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Northern corridor research has ‘merit,’ say Tory politicians who want to see Liberal support

By Neil Moss      

The Liberals' commitment to the North is being questioned as the Senate Banking Committee's recommendation to fund of research on a 7,000-km northern transportation system is unheeded.

The University of Calgary's Kent Fellows says a northern transportation corridor concept he co-developed hasn’t received any federal support, despite being backed by a Senate committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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A dedicated trade corridor for the North and its closest neighbours would spur economic development for the country’s most remote regions, say Tory politicians who are frustrated with the government’s refusal to support a proposal that already has the endorsement of a Senate committee. But Transport Canada says money is already directed towards improving northern pathways and bottlenecks. The proposed 7,000-kilometre, east-west network of roads, railways, pipelines, electrical transmission lines, and communication lines would connect the North and near

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