Speer: Is Canadian politics shaped by “the revenge of places that don’t matter”?
Bridging the urban-rural divide in CanadaSaturday October 12, 2019
Small towns and rural areas in Canada have much to offer—access to nature, lower cost of living, lifestyle advantages—but many are declining with dwindling populations, lower education and lower employment levels. While they have the potential to drive economic growth and innovation, small towns and rural communities often lack the broadband infrastructure needed to prosper. Among our recommendations to bridge the urban-rural divide, governments need to: