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Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay?
December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Editors Richard Bird and Enid Slack and chapter author Matti Siemiatycki discussed the key themes of IMFG’s new book, Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay?, followed by a reception and book signing.
Politicians and citizens universally agree that Canada’s urban infrastructure urgently needs work. But few cities have room to raise additional revenue, and the federal and provincial governments to which they turn for financial support are already in deficit, so who is going to pay for all of this? Bringing together perspectives and case studies from across Canada, the US, and Europe, the new IMFG book Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay? contends that the users, not taxpayers, should start paying directly for their cities’ repairs and expansions.
Richard M. Bird, Senior Fellow, Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance
Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Enid Slack, Director, Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance