CALGARY, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Across Canada, municipal infrastructure is past its prime and plans need to be made for upgrades or outright replacement. Whether it's water, wastewater, roads or bridges, Canadian municipalities are facing some serious bills. And few municipalities are talking seriously about where the funds to pay those bills will come from.
Needless to say, municipalities will just ask provinces and the federal government for funding. But is it fair that people who don't live in cities and don't use big city infrastructure should have to foot the bill for big city problems?
Jack Mintz will weigh-in with a groundbreaking report that he will release at a press conference next Tuesday in Calgary. While Mintz's report is relevant to and will be controversial for all cities, Mintz will have a special message for Ontario that is relevant during the current provincial campaign.
|What:||Report and media conference by Jack Mintz on the crisis of funding for municipal infrastructure|
|When:||Tuesday May 20th at 1:00 p.m. Mountain time|
|Where:|| The School of Public Policy
5th Floor, 906 - 8th Avenue SW
To join via teleconference:
Dial in: 1.800.920.7487
SOURCE: The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary
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