Historical Documents

Association Documents:

(2012-05-31) Basic Urban Infrastructure for Canada: Evidence and Issues - A synthesis of five reports prepared for CHBA by Altus Group Economic Consulting between 2008 and 2012

(2012-05-31) Principles for a Smart National Infrastructure Plan

(2012-05-01) Basic Urban Infrastructure for Canada Evidence and Issues

(2012-03-08) Basic Urban Infrastructure and Its Community-wide Benefits

(2011-06-07) Home Builders' Commentary on Rapid Transit - Waterloo Region Home Builders' Association

(2011-05-10) Comments on Calgary Municipal Infrastructure Financing - Altus Group Memorandum from Peter Norman, Chief Economist, to John Kenard, COO, CHBA

(2011-01-28) The Urban Infrastructure Challenge in Canada: Making Greater Use of Municipal Debt Options

(2011-01-28) Regulatory Reform - A Review of Provincial Government Approaches and Initiatives - Preliminary Report

(2009-03-16) The Time Is Right: Alternatives to Development Charges

(2008-08-01) The Community Infrastructure Levy - Department for Communities and Local Government: London, England

(2008-06-23) Housing Affordability and Choice: Community Prosperity in the 21st Century

(2008-06-19) Tracking Development Charges in Municipal Reserve Funds

(2008-05-05) The Urban Infrastructure Challenge in Canada: Perceptions and Realities

(2004-08-20) Letter from CHBA President Mary Lawson to John Godfrey, Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities), including CHBA Discussion Paper: Next Steps Toward Priority Investment in Community Infrastructure

(2004-05-10) Letter from the CHBA’s John Kenward to John Godfrey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Cities, re. federal funding to municipalities for infrastructure and related urban development issues

(2004-04-16) Letter from the CHBA's John Kenward to Mr. Marten Burns, Policy Advisor to the Minister of Finance, regarding federal tax policy and cities agenda

(2004-04-16) Letter from the CHBA’s John Kenward to Doug Stewart, CMHC Vice-President, Policy and Planning Sector, re. urban development issues

(2004-02-20) Letter from Michael Harcourt, Chair, Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities, to CHBA President Jim Thomson on Prime Minister Paul Martin's "cities agenda"

(2004-02-10) Letter from the CHBA's John Kenward to André Juneau, Deputy Head of Infrastructure Canada on future cooperation

(2004-01-01) Builders Address the Issue of Urban Sprawl

(2003-12-09) Building More Competitive Cities - Giving Effect to an Urban Agenda for Canada

(2003-08-13) Letter from President Jim Thomson to Steve Mahoney, the Secretary of State responsible for CMHC, re: Government Imposed Costs on New Housing

(2003-06-26) Letter from John Manley, Minister of Finance, to CHBA Past President Greg Christenson, Re: Municipal Opportunity Bonds

(2003-05-01) Overview of Federal Infrastructure Programs

(2003-03-19) Letter from the Honourable Allan Rock to President Greg Christenson, responding to February 12, 2003 letter on opportunity Bonds for Financing Municipal Infrastructure

(2003-02-04) Letter from The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Finance, to Greg Christenson, President, regarding fuel tax and infrastructure investment

(2002-10-01) Provincial-Municipal Relations: Highlights of the Current Changes Across Canada

(2002-08-16) Letter to the Honourable Allan Rock, regarding federal government infrastructure funds

(2002-01-01) Tool-Kit: Demonstrating the Benefits of Growth

(2001-03-06) National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure: Innovation and Best Practices

(2000-12-01) The Benefits of Growth

(2000-06-01) The Benefits of Urban Growth

(2000-01-01) Restoring the Balance: Financing Municipal Infrastructure Required for New Development

(2000-01-01) The Effects of Development Charges on Urban Form - Industry Survey

(1999-12-01) Letter to the Hon. Paul Martin, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President Garnet Kindvater, regarding funding for municipal infrastructure

(1999-01-28) Letter to Doug Stewart, Vice President - Strategy, CMHC, from COO John Kenward, regarding the CHBA report "Restoring the Balance: Financing Municipal Infrastructure Required for New Development"

(1995-11-20) Letter from James Frank, Conference Board of Canada, to CHBA President Bruce Clemmensen, regarding an initial meeting to discuss the establishment of an Infrastructure Policy Network

(1995-05-01) Survey of Residential Development Costs

(1995-02-22) Letter to John Kenward, COO, CHBA, from Douglas A. Stewart, Vice-President, CMHC, regarding a workshop on municipal infrastructure and housing

(1995-01-19) Agenda for a Workshop on Infrastructure and Housing, Meeting of Advisory Committee

(1994-06-02) Deveolopment charges which apply to single-detached houses in a selection of centres In B.C. ond Ontario

(1992-06-09) Financing Municipal Infrastructure: Alternative Methods

(1991-07-11) Infrastructure in the Canadian Economy - A Proposal to Provide a Background Report

(1991-02-01) Reinvesting in Infrastructure: Review with Annotated Bibliography

(1990-10-17) Municipal Bond Financing: Issues and Alternatives - OHBA

(1990-05-31) Canada's Infrastructure: Sharing the Commitment: The Final Report of the National Liberal Task Force on Municipal Infrastructure

(1989-09-15) The Goods and Services Tax and the Housing Sector - CHBA Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (See References to Infrastructure)

 (1989-08-01) Urban Infrastructure in Canada - CMHC

(1988-10-01) The Impact of Taxes and Regulations on the Price of New Housing: A Preliminary Review

 

Government Documents:

(2012-06-01) Government of Canada to Work with Partners on a New Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

(2012-05-31) Building for Prosperity: Public Infrastructure in Saskatchewan

(2012-01-01) Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans - Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure

(2011-11-30) Government of Canada Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:

  • Government of Canada Invites Partners to Join in Developing a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
  • The Engagement Process for Developing a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
  • Building For Prosperity: Public Infrastructure In Canada

(2011-11-01) Report of the Auditor General of Canada - Infrastructure Canada & Canada’s Economic Action Plan

(2011-07-12) Canada's Economic Action Plan Delivers Housing-Related Infrastructure Loans to Ontario Municipalities CMHC News Release

(2011-06-09) Infrastructure Canada Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-12

(2011-05-01) New Relationships: A New Order: A balanced approach to funding municipal infrastructure in Manitoba - Infrastructure Funding Council

(2010-12-24) Examination into Government-Imposed Charges on New Housing Construction - CMHC Research Report

(2010-12-01) Update - Infrastructure Stimulus Fund - Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

(2010-12-01) Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Survey of Recipients / Annex A - Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) Program Study / Annex B - The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund: Perceptions of Operations, Impacts and Possible Improvements - Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

(2010-11-01) Government-imposed Charges on New Housing in Canada - CMHC Research Highlight

(2010-08-01) Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Performance Update to March 31, 2010- Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

(2010-04-12) Infrastructure Stimulus Fund- Performance Update (OGGO Committee)- Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

(2009-2010) Improved Infrastructure Delivery - PPP Canada

(2009-12-01) Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – Reporting on Activities to Promote Budget Transparency- Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

(2009-02-01) Government-imposed Charges on New Housing in Canada - CMHC Research Highlight

(2008-08-08) Infrastructure Solutions Project

(2007-03-06) Municipal Infrastructure Investment Planning - National Research Council

(2006-02-06) Municipal Infrastructure Financing: Perscription for the Future - Infrastructure Canada

(2005-08-01) Uses of Development Cost Charges - CMHC Research Highlight

(2004-08-14) Financing Local Government Capital Investment

(2004-01-01) Residential Intensification Case Studies - Built Projects - CMHC Research Report

(2003-11-01) Residential Intensification Case Studies - Municipal Initiatives - CMHC Research Report

(2002-12-01) Technology Dissemination:Triggering Innovation Adoption in Canada’s Home Construction Industry - CMHC Research Highlight

(2001-05-09) Office of the Prime Minister News Release: Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues Announced

(1999-09-01) Canada Infrastructure Works Program: Phase II and Follow up of Phase I Audit - Report of the Auditor General

(1999-09) Canada Infrastructure Works Program - Report of the Auditor General

(1999-07-01) Public-Private Partnerships in Municipal Infrastructure

(1999-02-22) Three Studies on Municipal Infrastructure: Alternative Financing Methods, Demand Management and Public-Private Partnerships - CMHC Research Highlight

(1999-01-01) Provision of Municipal Infrastructure through Demand Management - Guidebook and Case Studies

(1999-01-01) Alternative Methods of Financing Municipal Infrastructure - CMHC Research Report

(1999-01-01) The Effects of Development Charges on Urban Form - An Econometric Analysis - CMHC Research Report

(1996-11-01) Canada Infrastructure Works Program: Lessons Learned - Report of the Auditor General

(1996-08-23) Taking Stock: A Review of the Canada Infrastructure Works Program

(1996-08-23) Taking Stock: A Review of the Canada Infrastructure Works Program - Appendices

(1996-08-01) Financing Infrastructure: Evaluation of Existing Research and Information Gaps

(1996-05-31) Canadian Infrastructure Works Program Media Kit

(1996-05-23) CMHC's Research Plan in the Area of Municipal Infrastructure and Housing

(1995-03-22) Highlights of Workshop on Municipal Infrastructure and Housing - Ottawa, March 22-23, 1995

(1996-03-01) Virtual Reality in Housing and Community Planning - CMHC Research Report

(1995-02-06) Public-Private Partnerships in Municipal Infrastructure - Theory and Practice

(1994-07-07) Review of Off-Site Development Charges - Directors' Growth Management Steering Committee City of Calgary

(1993-06-01) Infrastructure and Housing: Challenges and Opportunities - Workshop Proceedings June 18 & 19, 1992

(1993-06-01) Trends in Municipal Finance

(1993-03-01) The Implications of Trends in Municipal Financing on Housing Affordability

(1992-06-01) Highlights from a Workshop on Infrastructure and Housing: Challenges and Opportunities

(1991-10-01) Benefit-Cost Analysis of Investment in Public Infrastructure: A Review

(1990-11-01) Discussion Paper on Development Cost Charges and Levies: Alternative Financing Mechanisms for Infrastructure - Urban Development Institute

(1989-08-01) Urban Infrastructure in Canada - Prepared for the Urban Affairs Group of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

(1987-11-11) Incremental Spending for Municipal Infrastructure - Assessment of a $15.3 Billion Program - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

(1985-04-09) The Macroeconomic Impact of Accelerated Spending on Municipal Infrastructure - Final Report - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

(1984-06) Canada's Urban Infrastructure: Physical Condition and Funding Adequacy - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

(1976-04-28) Puppets on a Shoestring - The Effects on Municipal Government of Canadas System of Public Finance - Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities

(1967-09-01) The Canadian Economy from the 1960s to the 1970s - Economic Council of Canada, Fourth Annual Review

(1950-01-01) Some Aspects of Provincial-Municipal Relations

 

Other Documents:

(2013-01-01) Asset Management Newsletter

(2012-05-02) Let developments finance themselves - Financial Post

(2012-03-19) Canadian Construction Association partners with Federation of Canadian Municipalities on federal funding discussions

(2012-03-17) Infrastructure and Municipal Funding - Edmonton Journal

(2012-03-15) Take the right road on infrastructure - Kitchener-Waterloo Record

(2012-03-10) Municipalities need more money from Ottawa for infrastructure, Vrbanovic says - Kitchener Waterloo Record

(2011-12-22) “Smart” Debt vs. “Stupid” Debt - Canada West Foundation

(2011-12-05) Municipal Mythologies - National Post

(2011-12-01) Unclear accounting can hide things that voters ought to know - Vancouver Sun

(2011-11-30) Borrowing worth the cost - The StarPhoenix

(2011-11-30) Holding Canada's Cities to Account: An Asessement of Municipal Fiscal Management - C.D. Howe Institute

(2011-11-23) Municipal budgets murky, report finds - Globe and Mail

(2011-11-22) Canada lags in use of road tolls - CBC News

(2011-11-18) Canada in midst of 'infrastructure super-cycle' - Globe and Mail

(2011-11-01) Holding Canada's Cities to Account - C.D. Howe Institute

(2011-11-01) BC Municipal Spending Watch - Canadian Federation of Independent Business

(2011-10-19) Construction associations back permanent gas tax fund transfers - Daily Commercial News

(2011-10-13) Government of Canada and City of Barrie Join in Public Private Partnership to Deliver Much-Needed Upgrades to Barrie's Transit Facilities

(2011-09-28) Energizing Infrastructure - CIBC Economics

(2011-04-13) Election vows to pour money into municipalities create taxation uncontrolled by representation - Financial Post

(2011-04-12) Jack Mintz: Don't fund cities - National Post

 (2011-04-07) Comprehensive inventory of public infrastructure underway - Vancouver Sun

(2011-04-01) Class is in session: Municipalities are about to receive their first-ever letter grade on the state of their infrastructure - ReNew Canada

(2011-03-17) William Watson: The sky-high cost of taxes - Financial Post

(2011-03-14) Accounting for Infrastructure in the Public Sector - Chartered Accountants of Canada

(2011-03-01) What Does it Cost Society to Raise a Dollar of Tax Revenue? - C.D. Howe Institute

(2011-03-01) Alternatives to Development Charges for Growth-Related Capital Costs - Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

(2011-01-27) Get ready to pay the real cost of infrastructure - Financial Post

(2010-10-27) Paying for Urban Growth: Putting Calgary's Experience in Context - Canada West Foundation

(2010-01-01) Infrastructure Investor Canada An Intelligence Report - PEI Media

(2010) The Changing Face of Infrastructure: Public Sector Perspectives - KPMG Survey

(2010) Why Municipalities have a Love - Hate Relationship with PSAB - University of Manitoba

(2009-09-01) Public Sector Accounting Board:

  •     "Municipalities on the move - As of the start of this year, Canadian municipal financial reporting is now on a full accrual basis of accounting" - CA Magazine
  •     "About the Public Sector Accounting Board" - Chartered Accountants of Canada
  •     Guide to Accounting For and Reporting Tangible Capital Assets: Guidance for Local Governments and Local Government Entities That Apply the Public Sector Handbook - Public Sector Accounting Group of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

(2009-03-05) Don't Regulate the Suburbs: America Needs a Housing Policy That Works - Wendell Cox and Ronald D. Uti

(2009-01-23) Much Ado About Infrastructure - TD Economics

(2008-08-22) Infrastructure in critical state, report finds - Globe and Mail

(2008-08-21) Canada's crumbling public infrastructure hurting productivity - Institute for Research on Public Policy News Release

(2008-08) Infrastructure Investment: The Foundation of Canadian Competitiveness - Institute for Research on Public Policy Policy Matters

(2008-04-29) How Smart Growth Exacerbated the International Financial Crisis - Wendell Cox

(2007-06-15) Assessment of Tangible Capital Assets - Public Sector Accounting Board

(2007-04) Guide to Accounting For and Reporting Tangible Capital Assets - Table of Contents

(2007) Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) - What It Is and What It Does - PSAB

(2006-12-19) City Financing for Infrastructure Projects Needs Repair - C.D. Howe Institute

(2006-09-25) The Impact of Municipal Finance and Governance on Urban Sprawl - University of Toronto

(2006-06-16) Tangible Capital Assets - Public Sector Accounting Board Implementation - Norm Snelgrove, CA

(2006-02-01) Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances - C.D. Howe Institute

(2005-05-24) A Public-Private Fix: Ontario's $100B Infrastructure Needs Are Too Rich For The Public Purse - TD Economics

(2003) 20 Questions About Government Financial Reporting - Public Sector Accounting Board, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

(1998-06-02) Edmonton's Infrastructure Strategy - Edmonton City Council

(1990-04-23) Group on Urban Affairs Project Group on Urban Infrastructure Policies "Financing and Managing Urban Infrastructure" - Draft Final Report

(1989-09-04) Group on Urban Affairs - Project Group on Urban Infrastructure Policies - Case Study No. 3

(1989-09-04) Group on Urban Affairs - Project Group on Urban Infrastructure Policies - Case Study No. 2