Infrastructure (Economics) -- Canada  

On the Money Adapting our cities

Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner and executive director of the City of Toronto, discusses issues such as transit, density and costs with CBC's Peter Armstrong. She stresses the importance of resilient cities that can absorb the shocks of climate change.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The Nature of Things Living City: A Critical Guide Classroom Favourites

Despite Canada’s overwhelming urban demographic, Canadian cities struggle to provide the services expected of them, whether that means collecting garbage and fixing potholes or running schools and public transit systems. Award-winning urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume takes a cross-country journey from Halifax to Vancouver and gives the viewer a firsthand look at what’s wrong with Canada’s aging infrastructure and overall ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2004 Urban Decline: Can Our Cities Be Saved?

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s first Speech from the Throne promised a big tax break for Canada’s cash-strapped cities. They will be receiving a GST rebate worth about seven billion dollars over the next 10 years. But even that amount of money won’t be enough to reverse a decade of urban decline. The CBC’s Brian Stewart looks at how and why ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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