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5 Minutes for Business: Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck

One of the pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve.

That’s why, last month, the Canadian Chamber released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that Infrastructure Can Solve. This report talks about what they get out of infrastructure, rather than just asking how much money is going in.

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, outlines three priority areas for infrastructure investment that would give us a real bang for our buck.

Read 5 Minutes for Business.


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce releases 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director of Enconomic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publication, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future.