1. International trading patterns.
a. Effect of emerging trend towards increased Atlantic traffic cf. Pacific on infrastructure investment at Halifax and Montréal, and possible need for “Canada Inc.” approach to attracting international traffic (see also 4.1)
2. Political influence on investment decisions. (Political considerations often are the de facto primary goal, which trades away the mobility improvements that the infrastructure could provide.)
a. Canada Infrastructure Bank (Degree of political independence to introduce unpopular measures like road tolls for raising mobility?)
3. Role of the state
a. Economic development: When should public investment be made for development of resources or communities, or prevent disappearance?
b. How to address competing priorities in context of limited resources