Category: Infrastructure

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2015 Federal Budget: Infrastructure and P3s on the Move

April 23, 2015

  INTRODUCTION   On April 21, 2015, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (Budget). The Budget reaffirmed several of the government’s past commitments to infrastructure renewal and introduced some new measures of interest to those involved in infrastructure projects across Canada, particularly under the alternative financing and procurement and public-private partnership (P3) models.     NEW PUBLIC…

A Skimmed Plan Nord: Keeping in Line with Quebec’s Current Economic Landscape

April 10, 2015

  The Quebec government first launched its Northern Plan, le “Plan Nord”, in 2011 with great fanfare. The Plan Nord seeks to develop Quebec’s vast territory north of the 49th parallel, which covers 72 per cent of the province or approximately 1.2 million km2. Since the initial announcement, the implementation of the Plan Nord has been stalled in large part…

Government of Québec 2014-15 Budget – Plan Nord Is Relaunched

June 12, 2014

On June 4, 2014, the newly elected Quebec Liberal government (Government) presented its 2014-15 budget (Budget) in which it followed through on its campaign promise and breathed new life into the Plan Nord.   When it was introduced in 2011, Plan Nord was a long-term program for the economic and social development of Quebec’s territory situated north of the 49th…

Public-Private Partnership Legislation Heralds New Investment Opportunities in Burkina Faso

April 14, 2014

  BURKINA FASO INVESTMENT CONTEXT   Over the last decade, the government of Burkina Faso has undertaken a series of institutional and legislative reforms in an attempt to create a favourable climate for foreign investment. As part of its 2011-15 strategy for accelerated growth and long-term investment (in French, Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de développement durable or SCADD), the government’s goals…

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