CanInfra’s Ideas Challenge Contest seeks the best ideas on how Canada can be more prepared for tomorrow’s possibilities through transformational infrastructure. The Challenge reignites the drive for the future by recognizing ideas that will have an economic and social impact, spark dialogue among leaders in government and the private sector, and advance the national conversation on infrastructure. SvN is part of the 20 teams that will advance to the next round of the Ideas Contest.
SvN’s Plan for the Boreal Corridor Boréale (‘BCB Plan’) will be Canada’s first National Growth Plan. The Boreal Corridor Boréale (BCB) is a 7,000-kilometre long, multipurpose corridor that will run in an east-west direction from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The BCB Plan:
- Proposes the development of a permanent multi-modal transportation and communications backbone that could be the cornerstone of a National Growth Plan addressing Canada’s future population growth (eg., potentially 100M people by 2100).
- Aims to link all three coastal corridors with our urbanized south, simultaneously providing more direct access to over 75% of our natural resources. It would, for the first time, link the thawing North-West Sea Passage to the existing Trans-Canada Highway corridor and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Aims to unite all Canadians via greater accessibility and opportunity, while providing present and future Northerners with an increased quality of life.
The final ten contenders will be announced on April 23 and the winner will be named at the Canadian Transformational Infrastructure Summit in May. Click here to view our submission.