Unimagined Canadian Capital

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The

Unimagined

Canadian

Capital

Challenges for the Federal Capital Region

Too many stakeholders have neglected their duty of imagining an inspiring federal capital region for Canada. Under the auspices of the Forum of Federations, a number of persons interested in the fate of Canada’s federal capital region came together to examine the challenges facing the region and to put forward suggestions to deal with them.
In this report on the brainstorming exercise conducted in January 2011, professionals, academics and elected officials take stock of the vast array of assets on which the federal capital region can build; probe the many sources of failures in coping as effectively and creatively as one would expect with the diversity, trans-border, financial and governance challenges; and make suggestions to ensure that the federal capital region does not remain “unimagined” in the future.

Rupak Chattopadhyay is President of the Forum of Federations, a global network on federalism, that brings together elected officials, civil servants and experts involved in federalism from around the world.
Gilles Paquet is Professor Emeritus at the Telfer School of Management and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa. He is also the Editor in Chief of www.optimumonline.ca.

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