An efficient infrastructure, and in particular transportation networks, is critical in fostering a positive investment climate and facilitating economic growth and prosperity. For firms to be profitable, goods and services must be delivered in a cost-effective manner. In addition, individuals enjoy lower prices, greater access to goods and services, and expanded employment opportunities as a result of a well-functioning transportation system.
As a small, open economy that relies on international trade, Canada’s long term success depends on the ability to effectively move goods and services across international borders. The Fraser Institute’s research into transportation and infrastructure attempts to measure the state of Canada’s infrastructure and provide solutions for improving the current state of infrastructure.