P UBLICATIONS - REGULATORY ALIGNMENT FOR MULTI-MODAL INFRASTRUCTURE CORRIDORS
20 March 2023
• The report has not identified any established model for regulatory oversight of multi- modal corridors that would accommodate the multi-jurisdictional framework in Canada and that could be applied to both establishing the Corridor and to the approval of the placement of infrastructure within. [...] This suggests that a unique model for the CNC will need to be developed ab initio.4 However, while none of the existing models for infrastructure corridors appears directly transferable to the further development and establishment of the CNC Concept, elements of some of the models may provide helpful background in designing the CNC. [...] It must be emphasized that the practical significance of this leadership and coordination role is greatly strengthened by the ability of the federal government to fund projects (including projects within the primary authority of the provinces), in support of both planning and physical construction. [...] Question 1 of the terms of reference for this paper has two parts: (a) what models exist, firstly, for the regulatory oversight and approval of multi-modal corridors; and (b) w hat models exist for the subsequent placement of infrastructure within such corridors? The two parts of the question may be related, but it is suggested that the further development of the CNC concept should be guided by th. [...] What of the establishment of the CNC itself? Merely establishing the corridor, independently of the individual infrastructure projects that may be located therein, is unlikely to trigger the federal Impact Assessment Act, which is generally concerned with the assessment of changes caused by physical activities to the environment or to health, social or economic conditions, and the positive and neg.