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Current infrastructure deficit puts Canadian economy at risk

If these trends continue, the growth and productivity of Canada's economy could be at risk.The report, funded by RCCAO and produced by RiskAnalytica, looks ahead 50 years to point out the potential risks of public infrastructure underinvestment. An examination of the data and results reveal negative effects on the Canadian economy and the personal prosperity of individual Canadians.

From a macroeconomic point of view, there is a degree of underinvestment in infrastructure spending in the country," says Paul Smetanin, President and CEO, RiskAnalytica. "At present, long term spending levels are around 3.1 % and our analysis suggest they could be increased to 5% in order to maximize economic benefits.

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