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Infrastructure Investment: The Foundation of Canadian Competitiveness

Infrastructure Investment: The Foundation of Canadian Competitiveness

Large infrastructure projects have been at the heart of Canada’s development throughout the nation’s history. There are many examples: the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Trans-Canada Pipeline, the Trans-Canada Highway, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Expo ’67, the Montreal and Calgary Olympic facilities and, more recently, the Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the rest of Canada.


By IRPP, Canada.


Education Policy Resource.


Funding Canada's universities: research thrives in a culture of excellence

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Funding Canada's universities: research thrives in a culture of excellence. While student enrolment and faculty at Canada?s universities will grow by leaps and bounds over the next decade, the system is significantly underfunded to meet the challenge of nurturing a culture of excellence, particularly in university-based research, said the principal of McGill University in a major address. Governments must increase funding, larger endowments are needed, and students themselves should be included in a dialogue on financing our universities in a new century. By Heather Munroe-Blum.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Education Policy Resource.


Meeting the Need: A New Architecture for Canada's Student Financial Aid System.

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Meeting the Need: A New Architecture for Canada's Student Financial Aid System. To replace the current hodgepodge of programs the authors propose a single and coherent system that would "deliver the full amount of aid required to those who need it in an efficient, effective, and nonwasteful manner." By Ross Finnie, Alex Usher and Hans Vossensteyn.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Education Policy Resource.