First Mile: Guiding Canada’s Future Investment in Rural Infrastructure – Presentation to Senate Committee
May 17, 2017
A presentation was recently delivered to the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding rural infrastructure investment. The Senate Committee has been studying the design and delivery of the government’s infrastructure commitment, and has asked for comments to address the effects of future infrastructure investments on rural development in Canada. The presentation was submitted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, and the Rural Policy Learning Commons.
The presentation to the Senate Committee relied extensively on the research being conducted through the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, Rural Development Institute, and the Rural Policy Learning Commons. Key reports that were highlighted in the Senate presentation include: