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- Infrastructure and its challenges
Infrastructure is the backbone of a community. Our quality of life depends on building world-class infrastructure; access to water, energy, transportation, communications and social infrastructure underpins the quality of our health, education, agriculture, trade, transportation, personal safety, culture and entertainment.
The Infrastructure Council plays a critical role in connecting industry players and providing expertise and support to public decision-makers through the combined expertise and resources of its members and partners. Together, we can help build and modernize the public infrastructure that we use on a daily basis.
There are four major challenges to ensure the development of essential national and regional infrastructure that Quebec and Canada so desperately need:
Strong leadership and effective governance within the sectors of infrastructure;
Implementation of coordinated strategies for the development of sustainable national infrastructure;
Reform of complex regulatory and environmental approval processes to recognize the importance of strategic infrastructure investments;
Appropriate use of collaborative financing mechanisms involving the public and private sectors.
- Major Infrastructure Sectors
Health and Social Services
Water & Sanitation
Administration & Justice
Tourism, Culture & Sports
Education & Teaching
Social and Community
For example, in Quebec, the 2020-2030 Québec Infrastructure Plan† includes investments totalling more than $130.5 billion.
† Source: The 2020-2030 Québec Infrastructure Plan