Unimagined Canadian Capital
Challenges for the Federal Capital Region
Edited by Rupak Chattopadhyay & Gilles Paquet

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.

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Foreword by Rupak Chattopadhyay

Rupak Chattopadhyay

Edited and foreword by Rupak Chattopadhyay and Gilles Paquet

Gilles Paquet

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword Rupak Chattopadhyay

Introduction The Chautauqua
Gilles Paquet

Part I Factum

About Canada’s Federal Capital Region
Gilles Paquet

Supporting Documents

The Crippling Influence of the National Authority
John H. Taylor
Federal National Capital Matters
Meyer Burstein
Transportation Failure in the Federal Capital Region
Eric Champagne
Ottawa as the National Capital: Fiscal Issues
Almos Tassonyi

Part II Proposals

Suggestions Emerging From the Colloquium
Gilles Paquet

Supporting Documents

A Greater Role for Municipalities
Caroline Andrew and Guy Chiasson
Fixing the Ontario Side of the Federal Capital Region
Andrew Sancton
Bridging Mechanisms for the Federal Capital Region
David L.A. Gordon and André Juneau
A Capital for All Canadians
Preston Manning
Plans for the Future of Canada’s Capital David L.A. Gordon
Conclusions
Ingrédients d’une ambition territoriale
Anne Gilbert
Governing the Re-imagination of the Federal Capital Region
Gilles Paquet

Annex List of Participants