Ottawa and most provincial governments have failed to offer any significant de-regulatory strategy.
The Human Freedom Index tracks the evolution of freedom globally.
Conditional grants give the federal government greater sway over projects across Canada.
Ottawa’s so-called infrastructure spending plan includes $77 million to develop regulations for driverless cars and unmanned air vehicles.
Chromite deposit could spawn thousands of jobs for several decades of mining.
Only a small portion of infrastructure spending will go towards building more efficient transportation corridors.
Of the $4 billion earmarked for 2016/17, only $1.6 billion will go to public transit and other municipal infrastructure.
The need for infrastructure spending in Canada is getting a lot of attention this election, with all the parties presenting platform planks on the amounts they would spend.
Over the next two months, Metro Vancouver residents will decide whether they want to pay $250 million more in sales tax each year to help fund a $7.5 billion capital expansion plan, mainly for public transit.