West Coast can gain from strategic infrastructure spend

A strategic investment will increase the volume of exports leaving B.C. ports

West Coast can gain from strategic infrastructure spend[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/west-coast-can-gain-from-strategic-infrastructure-spend/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/infrastructure/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]infrastructure[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The federal government is looking to hand out at least $5 billion for “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy. Going straight to this queue,…

Hasty infrastructure spending in Canada may waste tax dollars

In times of crisis, leaders shouldn't be projecting a sense of panic

Hasty infrastructure spending in Canada may waste tax dollars//  infrastructure  infrastructure [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/hasty-infrastructure-spending-in-canada-may-waste-tax-dollars/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/infrastructure/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]infrastructure[/popup] and the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Trudeau government[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] THUNDER BAY, Ont. Jan 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canada faces serious economic challenges as 2016 unfolds, and key leadership in dealing…

Political gridlock leads to highway gridlock

If political gridlock and highway gridlock bring the right choices and the right diagnosis, I’m all for gridlock

Political gridlock leads to highway gridlockDownload this column on political and highway gridlock Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, Ont. Dec 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I have written and stated many times that we’re on the wrong track with this new, magic word “infrastructure.” Now I have an ally. Harvard’s Kenneth Rogoff, writing in the Financial Times, has a…

Alberta’s road to prosperity paved with asphalt

The province is finally playing its part to put Albertans back on the road but rural communities are being short-changed

Alberta’s road to prosperity paved with asphaltDownload this column on Alberta Terms and Conditions of use RED DEER, Alta. /Nov. 17, 2015/ Troy Media - Alberta may finally be ready to get off its merry-go-round of crumbling roads. An aggressive plan of transportation expansion and repair has been launched, at both the provincial and municipal levels. The work is long overdue —…

Alberta set to spend its way out of recession

The NDP's first budget will be tabled on Oct. 27th, but spending plans have been leaking out for weeks now

Alberta set to spend its way out of recessionDownload this column on Alberta spending for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL to subscribers. Join Us RED DEER, AB Oct 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci seems anxious to deliver his first budget well ahead of the Oct. 27th due date. So anxious that he and other members of the New…

Prioritizing key to successful infrastructure spending

Otherwise it could lead to a debt-financed spending spree of epic proportions

Prioritizing key to successful infrastructure spendingDownload this column on infrastructure for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use THUNDER BAY, ON Sept. 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With the collapse in energy prices and the decline of manufacturing, the new panacea for economic salvation is “infrastructure”. Governments need to curb their enthusiasm, however, to avoid building up…

We’re spending on the wrong type of infrastructure

Instead of bailing out auto companies we should have invested in transit and railroads

We’re spending on the wrong type of infrastructureDownload this column on infrastructure for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Aug 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The discussion about infrastructure is important for our cities. We have dangerous bridges, roads with pot holes that wreck our cars, poor transit and lots of emergency facilities in need of…

P3s answer to bridging infrastructure funding gap

Public-Private-Partnerships provide lower-cost, higher-quality public infrastructure at a cost cash-strapped governments can afford

P3s answer to bridging infrastructure funding gapVICTORIA, BC, Mar 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The federal government’s recent announcement of new $14 billion Building Canada Fund brings Ottawa’s total 10-year national infrastructure commitment to $70 billion, the largest in Canadian history. But according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities that still leaves a gap of over $200 billion required to repair…