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Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured, is the minister responsible for the Canada Infrastructure Bank, which has a big role to play in transforming remote and northern Canada, says the Mining Association of Canada’s Brendan Marshall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The North needs more infrastructure to unlock its wealth potential

The future of Canada’s mining industry lies increasingly in remote and northern regions, but the infrastructure deficit challenges project economics in this part of the country.
The agreement balances Canada’s national and business interests with regional economic progress and creates a stable foundation for long-term growth of the digital economy.
The following is an excerpt from Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change, short-listed along with four other books for this year’s Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year by a Canadian. The winner will be announced on May 1 in Toronto.
Opinion|Phil Russo
The push for emissions reductions and shift to greener fuel sources will boost the cost of doing business for fleets. That’s why government support to industry is important.
Opinion|Wenran Jiang
The Trump administration simply has not put its money where its mouth is when it comes to treating Canada as an ally.
Canada’s chemistry industry has pledged to have all plastics packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2030.
Opinion|Lu Shaye
The U.S. has repeatedly exaggerated the security risks of Huawei’s 5G technology.
Despite its immense value and future promise, the Stem Cell Network will soon cease to exist.
Feature|Emily Haws
‘His position requires him to challenge everything—he was not hired to surf on the status quo,’ says Shared Services VP Sarah Paquet.
Opinion|Teresa Scassa
Toronto’s Quayside development isn’t the first municipal project to use technology to gather data about infrastructure and human activity. Other projects haven’t attracted the governance debates that enfold Quayside—but perhaps they should.
In a Q&A, the innovation minister also says a report on federal digital and data consultations should be released in the 'coming weeks.'
Provincial and state governments play an important role in investing in and sparking innovation in places like Ontario, Alberta, and Texas.
Experts say they are excited about microgrids' potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy resilience.
The Trudeau government has left people in rural and remote areas to fend for themselves when it comes to internet connectivity. We’ll ensure that they have the internet access they need to get ahead.
Opinion|Mark Robbins
Canada’s ambition should be redirected into avenues that can likely bear fruit and that will successfully play to our competitive advantages. AI-enhanced government is one bright spot.
Canadian consumers do not need another charm and public relations offensive while the cost of living poses a major threat to their quality of life.
Opinion|Aaron Shull
Building the technologically enhanced society we want will take global co-operation.
One expert says it will be years before the public could reasonably say how successful the Liberals' flagship superclusters program will be.
‘There's a very strong feeling that we can't have the wild west of data,’ says innovation expert Arvind Gupta.
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