Media Advisory - How should Canadians pay for Infrastructure? How should the government spend on infrastructure? Event to bring Canada's leading experts together for policy recommendations in wake of Liberal budget

TORONTO, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Prior to the recent federal budget, Jack Mintz released a series of widely talked about reports that made recommendations on how much to spend on infrastructure, how to spend it, and pitfalls to avoid. Now in the wake of the new Liberal budget, Canada's leading infrastructure experts are meeting in Toronto to turn that analysis into hard recommendations for action. 

Experts include:

  • Jack Mintz, President's Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
  • Bev Dahlby, Professor, Economics, and Distinguished Fellow, The School of Public Policy
  • Almos Tassonyi, Executive Fellow and Director, Urban Policy Program, The School of Public Policy
  • Mario Iacobacci, Director of Economics, AECOM Canada Ltd.
  • Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto
  • Eric J. Miller, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director, Transportation Research Institute, University of Toronto

The symposium is open to media, and Jack Mintz will scrum immediately following the event to summarize findings and recommendations. 


How to get infrastructure right – symposium and scrum


Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Introductory remarks by Drew Fagan, former
Ontario Deputy Minister of Infrastructure at 8:45 a.m., closing remarks
11:45 a.m.  Jack Mintz scrum at 12 noon.


The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Quebec Room, 100 Front St. West,
Toronto, ON

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Morten Paulsen, 403.220.2540,


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