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CBC looks at federal government’s role in addressing infrastructure issue

On Sunday, October 11, 2015, CBC’s Michael Enright considered the role our federal government ought to play in addressing issues such as poor transit and collapsing infrastructure that pose real challenges for Canadian cities. Mr. Enright cited that Canadian cities currently face a $123-billion infrastructure deficit. We have sent in a question clarifying if this number includes disrepair in our public schools.

Given the pivotal role that public schools play in urban communities across the country, we believe that disrepair in these buildings certainly ought to be included in any infrastructure deficit calculations!

Click here to listen to the complete 30-minute segment of “The Sunday Edition”, where Michael Enright speaks with the following guests to explore this complex issue:

Don Iveson, one of the youngest mayors of a big Canadian city. He has been the mayor of Edmonton for two years and is a member of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus.

Jill Grant, Professor in the School of Planning at Dalhousie University in Halifax and has authored and edited many books and research papers on urban planning. Her focus is the rise of suburbs.

Ken Greenberg, an internationally renowned architect, writer and urban designer.  He is the author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder.