A new research report from the University of Calgary supports the concept of establishing a 7,000 km “northern corridor” to reduce the cost of living in Canada’s North.
The infrastructure would include pipelines, highways, railways and electrical lines, connecting northern communities to the south. The corridor would connect to Canada’s existing transportation network. it would follow the boreal forest in the northern part of the west, move northwest along the Mackenzie Valley, southeast from Churchill, Manitoba, to northern Ontario and across northern Quebec to Labrador.
The complete corridor could cost $100 billion. funding would come from municipal, territorial or federal governments, as well as those with vested interests in roads, rail lines and pipelines.