CBC News Special Report on Canada's Infrastructure: The Big Fix
infrastructure needs billions of dollars worth of basic maintenance, and that's
not counting the billions more needed to upgrade and modernize it. Starting
this Sunday, November 20th, CBC News is featuring a special report:The Big Fix that goes into communities across the country to take a closer look
at what's being done, what's needed most, and how Canadians will pay for it
Our coverage across all CBC News platforms will explore the issues that matter
to Canadians concerning major problems with the infrastructure where they live.
CBC British Columbia is
also taking part in the series with local programming including The Early
Edition and CBC News Vancouver.
Debut: Sunday, November 20
will talk about the one quarter of all waste water treatment plants that will
need to be replaced when the government implements new regulation standards at
the end of this year.
Monday, November 22
Nagy kicks off the week on CBC News Network, and World Report and with
the results of our exclusive CBC News poll that asks Canadians how much they
are willing to pay to improve their commute. You'll be surprised at the
Rick Cluff and The Early Edition team will be looking at the scope of Canadian Infrastructure problem: How bad is it, what's the funding shortfall and why it is lacking?. Also, the show will feature an interview about what it will take to fix Canada's infrastructure problems
Throughout the week, CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm will be looking at the current situation of the Canadian Infrastructure and how it is affecting the local community. On Monday, the coverage will feature matters such as: commuters and their willingness to pay tolls to improve their commute and or to switch to public transit, an update on the massive construction project, the Port Mann bridge.
On Tuesday, there will be a story on how new technology is making seismic testing and upgrading of schools faster and more cost effective
On Wednesday, CBC News Vancouver will feature a story on how Abbotsford wrestles with a coming water shortage and a solution, as well as how much more we'll all be paying for water and sewage over the next decade.
How would YOU finance the Big Fix?
The Online Calculator Game: Go online and try for yourself. Our web game lets you find a solution to the infrastructure problems facing Canada's cities. At our website: cbcnews.ca/bigfix