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A Path to Growth




A PATH TO GROWTH: INVESTING IN THE NORTH Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair APRIL 2019 42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Published under the authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons SPEAKER’S PERMISSION The proceedings of the House of Commons and its Committees are hereby made available to provide greater public access. [...] The parliamentary privilege of the House of Commons to control the publication and broadcast of the proceedings of the House of Commons and its Committees is nonetheless reserved. [...] With the evidence gathered in October and November 2018, the Committee prepared this report in which it makes several recommendations to the Government of Canada on how to improve the way it supports infrastructure development and maintenance in the North. [...] The internet is vital in connecting Arctic communities to the rest of the world and in opening the region to opportunities that are otherwise unavailable in remote and isolated communities. [...] For this reason, the Committee recommends: Recommendation 2 That the Government of Canada consider distinct and northern-specific infrastructure funding; that funding criteria and disbursement mechanisms reflect the realities of the Arctic, such as higher construction and shipping costs, the smaller size and remoteness of communities, and the need to improve the pace of funding decisions; and that


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