Archived — Canada In the 21st Century Series, Paper Number 06—Looking to the 21st Century—Infrastructure Investments for Economic Growth and for the Welfare and Well-Being of Canadians, November 1998
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
This paper focuses on identifying promising long-term infrastructure investment opportunities. The authors highlight a number of important long-term trends. These include: the increasing importance of knowledge-based learning activities; the more modest pace of economic growth in Canada and other advanced industrial countries; the emergence of Asia as the new centre of world economic growth; and the worsening of global environmental problems. On the basis of these trends, the authors develop a list of promising infrastructure projects centred on four objectives. The first is to invest in projects that will increase Canada's participation in the global learning economy. The second is to build trust between economic actors through local institutions designed to evaluate infrastructure investments. The third is to promote programs and investment with will enhance the quality of life and the environment. The fourth is to reposition Canada in the world economy by establishing multidisciplinary centres of excellence in research on global economic and social issues.
Catalogue number: C21-27/2-1998-2
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